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    Is LPN school same as RN school first 3 semesters?

    Hello everyone, I have no medical background. I can go into either LPN or RN program (pre-req completed). Was told LPN school/program (in Alabama) is easier than RN?? First 3 semesters LPN/RN students in same lecture hall?? Does anyone know if LPN is an easier? Thanks.
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    Fall 2011...how many points did you submit?

    WOULD YOU PLEASE LIST THE SCHOOLS YOU APPLIED TO AND HOW MANY POINTS SUBMITTED (ADN and/or LPN). THIS IS FOR A RESEARCH PROJECT. THANKS AND GOOD LUCK TO ALL!
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    Somebody please....help me solve this!!

    Thanks Annebelle....I got your personal message.
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    Need help with peds math calculation

    If you can explain this in simple terms, I would appreciate it. I use dimentional analysis but can't figure this one out! Thanks to all who respond. A dosage of 850 mcg is ordered to be administered every six hours IV. The medication vial contins 0.25 mg per mL. This drug must be diluted in a total volume of 20 mL and infuse over 20 minutes. a. how much volume will you withdraw from the vial to give the ordered dose? (round nearest tenth) b. how much additional diluent is needed? (round nearest tenth) c. calculate the flow rate needed to give the dose with an IV pump
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    Somebody please....help me solve this!!

    i'm in my maternal-child semester and already having problems with the math!! would someone please explain these math problems that contain "pediatric dose parameters" if you would please, step by step, break this down for me. i use dimentional analysis but can't for the life of me .....even get started much less understand these problems. thanks so much for taking the time to help me. 1. a child has seizures. order: phenytoin 124 mg, po, q.d child's height and weight: 36 in, 45 lb. bsa is 0.74 m² pediatric dose parameter: 350 mg/m²/d drugs avalilabe: dilantin 30 mg/5 ml and 100 mg/5 ml a. what is the child's body surface area (bsa) in meters squared? b. what is the dose parameter according to the child's bsa? c. is the dose within safe parameters? d. how many milliliters would you give the child per day? or would you give? 2. a child has pain. order: codeine gr 1.4, po, q4-6h, prn child's height and weight: 42 in., 50 lb or 0.84 m² pediatric dose parameter: 100 mg/m²/d drug available: codeine 15 mg tablets a. what is the child's body surface area? b. what is the dose parameter according to the child's bsa? (convert grains to milligrams) c. is the dose within safe dose parameters? explain d. how many tablet(s) would you give the child per dose?
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    Somebody please....help me solve this!!

    would someone please explain these math problems that contain "pediatric dose parameters" if you would please, step by step, break this down for me. i use dimentional analysis but can't for the life of me .....even get started much less understand these problems. thanks so much for taking the time to help me. 1. a child has seizures. order: phenytoin 124 mg, po, q.d child's height and weight: 36 in, 45 lb. bsa is 0.74 m² pediatric dose parameter: 350 mg/m²/d drugs avalilabe: dilantin 30 mg/5 ml and 100 mg/5 ml a. what is the child's body surface area (bsa) in meters squared? b. what is the dose parameter according to the child's bsa? c. is the dose within safe parameters? d. how many milliliters would you give the child per day? or would you give? 2. a child has pain. order: codeine gr 1.4, po, q4-6h, prn child's height and weight: 42 in., 50 lb or 0.84 m² pediatric dose parameter: 100 mg/m²/d drug available: codeine 15 mg tablets a. what is the child's body surface area? b. what is the dose parameter according to the child's bsa? (convert grains to milligrams) c. is the dose within safe dose parameters? explain d. how many tablet(s) would lyou give the child per dose?
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    ATI Fundamentals A and B test

    Has anyone taken either A or B ATI Fundamentals proctored exam in the last few months? If so, please let me know and I'll write you back; I have a few questions regarding the test. Thanks!!
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    Help! I missed this question...why?

    Thanks for everyone's responses. I hate trick questions!!
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    Help! I missed this question...why?

    obtaining blood specimens via a pipette is an acceptable practice. the answer was false. i missed it...why?
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    Help!! I missed this question...why??

    obtaining blood specimens via a pipette is an acceptable practice. the answer was false. i missed it...why?
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    Wallace State Nursing Books

    purchase a Littman stethoscope.. Are you planning to purchase the stethoscope from Wallace or elsewhere?
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    Need Dimensional Analysis Help!!

    OK, I will. Can you use DA for all calculations? Is it preferred over formula, ratio/proportion? I only want to learn one method and not get confused. Thanks!
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    Need Dimensional Analysis Help!!

    Is the "available" factor always first vs. "what's ordered"? I'm trying to teach myself DA before January.
  14. Please help....I cannot figure out how to do this one. The answer is 3 cc. Need DA method. Thanks!! A Nitroglycerin drip is ordered for your patient to control his chest pain. The concentration is 100 mg in 250 cc D5W. Order is to begin the infusion at 20 mcg/min. What is the rate you would begin the infusion on the infusion pump?
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    Need Dimensional Analysis Help!!

    Please help....I cannot figure out how to do this one. The answer is 3 cc. Need DA method. Thanks!! A Nitroglycerin drip is ordered for your patient to control his chest pain. The concdentration is 100 mg in 250 cc D5W. Order is to begin the infusion at 20 mcg/min. What is the rate you would begin the infusion on the infusion pump?
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