Numeracy Skills for Drug Calculations
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Difficult Drug Calculations

Worked Example

Q1. You are checking a prescription with a registered nurse for Peter who is 9 months old and weighs 10kg. He is prescribed 25mg/kg/dose of Benzylpencillin Intravenously, 4 times a day. Each 600mg vial is reconstituted to 2mL. How much should be drawn up for each dose?

Q2. John, a young infant, requires 15 micrograms of atropine. There is 600 micrograms in 1mL. How much do you give?

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