Question

Child weighs 66 lbs

Physician order: Epinephrine 0.3mg sub q x 1 dose for allergic reaction

Information from drug guide: *0.01 mg/kg every 20 minutes as
needed. Not to exceed 0.5 mg in a single dose.*

Convert 66 lbs to kg ________

Calculate low and high dose _______ low dose _______ high dose

Is the dose in the safe range? ___________

The medication comes *epinephrine 1 mg / mL*

How many mL would you need to draw up to equal the minimum or low dose? _________

Answer #1

1. a.

1 Kg = 2.2 lbs

So, 66 lbs =

**Answer - 30 kg**

b.

Dose range is 0.01 mg/kg to 0.5 mg/kg every 20 minutes as needed.

So the minimum dose will be =

The maximum dose will be =

**Answer - Low dose is 3 mg and high dose is 15
mg.**

c.

**The dose is in safe range.**

d.

The medication comes epinephrine 1 mg / mL

So, you need to draw

**Answer -you need to draw 0.3 ml for equal the minimum or
low dose.**

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