: 1 kg was changed
to 2.2 lbs
so that corresponding units
of the proportion are
the same. For a review of this conversion factor, refer to paragraph 1-40b in lesson 1,
section VI of this subcourse.
(2) Find the number of milliliters of Demerol injection (50 mg/ml) needed
as a daily dose:
50 mg = 90 mg
50 X = 90
X = 1.8 ml every 24 hours.
Find the number of milliliters to be administered every six hours:
= X ml
24 hours 6 hours
24 X = 10.8
X = 0.45 ml of Demerol injection to administered every six hours
3-4. PROBLEMS USING LABEL STRENGTH
In calculating problems involving the label strength, the label strength should be
a. If U-100 Insulin contains 100 units of insulin in each milliliter of suspension,
how many milliliters must be administered to give a patient 60 units?