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Calculation Task 7
A nurse is administrating a drug to a patient that needs to be prepared intravenously. The drug has to be diluted into saline, with 3mg being diluted into 60ml of saline. 0.5mg of the drug is needed per 7 kilograms of the patient’s mass.
For a patient that weighs 84 kilograms, what volume of saline is needed.
60ml/3mg =20 ml saline per mg of drug
84kg/7kg =12 times the standard drug needed (0.5mg)