Drug guide question

  1. There are different ways to read this and I'd like to know the correct way.

    Regarding a Full Term, 9lb, 1 day old.

    Here's what the drug guide says:
    (Neonates full term and/or >1 wk) Weights/dose follow
    (Neonates premature and/or </= 1 wk) Weights/dose follow

    The and/or makes it a bit confusing, which group does the baby fall into? I've gotten differing opinions.
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  3. by   AgentBeast
    I'd get a different drug guide. The one you have makes no sense at least to me. What drug is this for?
  4. by   MilliePieRN
    It's Davis's (13th edition). Gentamicin on page 132.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks it doesn't make sense....
  5. by   turnforthenurse
    I agree, get a different drug guide because that information is very confusing.
  6. by   Susie2310
    I am assuming this is a question for school - please don't rely on my interpretation if you are asking this question in order to administer this drug. I agree this information is confusing. I am looking at Davis's Drug Guide (not sure which edition) on my Ipod, and I think where it says (Neonates full term and/or > 1 wk) it means specifically full term neonates, including full term neonates greater than one week old (the section above gives doses for children 1 month - 5 years). I think where it says (Neonates premature and/or </= 1 wk) it means premature neonates including premature neonates less than 1 week old. So it seems to me that your Full term, 9lb, 1 day old, would fall in to the first category (Neonates full term and/or > 1 wk).

    I am not sure that I am right, but this is my interpretation.
    Last edit by Susie2310 on Nov 3, '12
  7. by   tnbutterfly
    Moved to Nursing and Patient Medications for more response.
  8. by   sapphire18
    According to this, bc of the "or," the baby fits into both categories. Doesn't make much sense.
  9. by   tewdles
    The full term infant is categorized in the "full term" section...