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order: dilittiazam 0.25 mg/kg iv bolus over 2 mins. pt weighs 209 lbs. available: dilitiazem 5...

order: dilittiazam 0.25 mg/kg iv bolus over 2 mins. pt weighs 209 lbs. available: dilitiazem 5 mg/ ml. how many ml wil pt receive

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Answer #1

Dilittiazam :

It is an Antihypertensive medication, coming under the category of Calcium channel blockers. It is also can be used in Angina, heart arrhythmias. The brand name is Cardizem.

Dosage of drug as per order: 0.25mg / kg

Patient's weight = 209 lbs

209 lbs = 209 × 0.454 = 94.80 kilogram

( 1lbs = 0.454 kilogram)

Dosage of drug = 0.25 mg × 94.80 kg

= 23.7 mg

Dillitiazam dose = 5mg / ml

How many ml patient will receive?

23.7/ 5 = 4.74

The patient has to recieve 4.74 ml to get a dose of 23.7 , that is the ordered dose by the Doctor .

Answer = 4.74 ml.

Nearest whole number is 5 , so 5ml can be recieved by the patient.

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