How many ml should be administered?
b. Convert the strength of the medication ordered and the
strength of the medication stocked to the same unit of measurement.
d. Solve for X. Round off to the nearest tenth. Label answer.
1. 400 mg/ml
2. a. 400 mg = 0.5 gm
b. 1 gm = 0.5 gm
X = 500 mg
400 mg = 500 mg
1 ml X ml
c. 400X = 500
d. X = 1.25 = 1.3 ml
PRACTICE: The order is to give Cleocin Phosphate 300 mg I.V.
Directions for reconstitution state: Add 50 ml of sterile water.
Each ml will contain 12 mg of medication. How many ml will
1 ml = X ml
12X = 300
X = 25 ml
c. Heparin Calculations.
Heparin is supplied in various concentrations, labeled in units per ml.
It is administered subcutaneously or intravenously.