10 mg/kg/dose. How many mg are recommended for each

dose for a 20 kg child?

Calculate the dosage (mg) of Tylenol the child is to receive,

using the proportion method.

10 mg = X mg

1 kg

20 kg

1 X = 200 mg/dose for 20 kg child

The recommendation for Garamycin is 2 mg/kg/dose. The child

weighs 15 kg. The Garamycin is supplied 10 mg/ml. How many

mg are recommended for each dose for a 15 kg child? How

many ml are required for a single dose?

a. Calculate the dosage (mg) of Garamycin to be given to the

15kg child for one dose.

2 mg = X mg

1 kg

15 kg

1 X = 30 mg for the 15 kg child.

b. Calculate the amount (ml) of Garamycin to be given for one

dose.

10 mg

= 30 mg

1 ml

X ml

10 X = 30

X = 3 ml

Therefore, 3 ml will provide the recommended dose for a

15 kg child.

that has a recommended one time dosage of 3 mg/kg. The

medication is stocked in a vial labeled 50 mg/ml. Calculate

the volume of the medication to be administered.

a.

Convert the patient's body weight to kilograms.

2.2 X = 154

1 kg = X kg

X = 70 kg

2.2 lbs

154 lbs

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