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weight based math problems

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Hi,

I'm a senior nursing student who absolutely dreads doing math problems and was interested in finding some practice questions concerning weight based problems.

If anyone knows of a good website, please let me know.

Thanks! :p

LeeTendayi

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Hi,

I'm a senior nursing student who absolutely dreads doing math problems and was interested in finding some practice questions concerning weight based problems.

If anyone knows of a good website, please let me know.

Thanks! :p

I don't know of a website but if you look in most NCLEX Review book under the Nursing Care of Children and look out for questions on drug adminstration. You will find that children's meds are calculated according to weight. I hope that's of some help.

chris_at_lucas_RN, RN

Has 7 years experience. 1,895 Posts

There's no magic and you really don't need a book.

If the dosage is based on weight, then convert the client's weight to the proper unit (pounds, ounces, kilograms, etc.) and multiply the dose per that unit by the number of units.

For example, if your med is 5 mg per kilogram, and your patient weights 22 pounds, this is 10 kilograms (there are 2.2 pounds in every kilogram), so your dose is 5 times 10, or 50 mg.

I'm sorry you dread calculations. I like math, and have made games out of it to relieve boredom. Which made me love it all the more.

Good luck!

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