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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
84.09kg
Prescription 1:
The Doctor prescribed 1 tablet Antibiotic XYZ tid for this patient.
3. What does tid mean?
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
5.
Does the doctor’s prescription exceed the maximum amount according to the literature
Steps: 3 tabs x 3,000 mcg = 9,000 mcg &lt; 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 &divide; 3600 = 4.39 =
1ft
1in
= 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