MATH 1020 Unit #5 Group Project By Cassandra Arnason 1. Patient information: Name: Gomez Adams Gender: Male Age: 37 Weight: 185 Height: 6ft 2in 2. Conversion: Because one of the drugs the patient needs uses the metric system, you need to convert the patient’s weight to the metric system. Find the patient’s weight in kilograms. Be sure to show the steps. Your result should be rounded two decimal places. Steps: 185lbs x 1kg = 185 = 84.09090909 2.2kg 2.2 Answer: 84.09kg Prescription 1: The Doctor prescribed 1 tablet Antibiotic XYZ tid for this patient. 3. What does tid mean? Answer: Three times a day The following was an excerpt from literature: Each tablet contains 3,000 mcg of antibiotic The total daily dose for adults should not exceed 0.5 mg/kg/day 4. What is the maximum amount of Antibiotic XYZ in micrograms can this patient take per day? Steps: 84.09kg x 0.5mg = 42.045mg x 1,000mcg = 42,045 mcg Answer: 42,045 mcg 5. Does the doctor’s prescription exceed the maximum amount according to the literature Steps: 3 tabs x 3,000 mcg = 9,000 mcg < 42,045 mcg 1 tab Answer: 9,000 mcg daily; No, doctor’s prescription does not exceed the maximum daily amount. 6. How much drug will you actually administer to this patient? Answer: 9,000 mcg per day, 3 tabs at 3,000 mcg tid. Prescription 2: Your patient has Neoplastic disease. The doctor prescribed Methotrexate1 5 mg/m2/day. BSA: Weight in kg x Height in cm m2 3600 7. Find the body surface area of your patient. Your result should be rounded two decimal places. Steps: 6ft x 12in = 74in x 2.54cm = 187.96cm x 84.09kg ÷ 3600 = 4.39 = 1ft 1in = 2.1m2 Answer: 2.1m2 The drug label states that each methotrexate1 tablet contains 2.5 mg. The tablets are not scored. 8. How many tablets do you administer to the patient per day? Steps: 2.1m2 x 5mg = 10.5mg x 1tab = 4.2 tablets 2.5mg Answer: 4 tablets 9. Reflection paper: What do you love/hate about group projects? In this group project I worked with 2 other students, Katie Mahony and Brianna Hale. They were really fun to work with. We basically all decided to find our answers individually and then afterward compare them. I loved doing this project because we worked on it separately, and then afterward we shared, so it’s like grading each other’s papers before we get a final grade. This way we’re 3 times more likely to get a good grade on our project, meaning we could catch each other’s mistakes. I wouldn’t say I hate group projects, although I do prefer working by myself, but with this project it worked out great. We still kind of worked individually and as a group all at the same time. It was a fun project.