Need help solving this problem about dosage?
Hello. I've been wrestling with this problem all night and most of today. Couldsomeone walk me through the steps? Any help at all is extremely appreciated. I don't know what to do!!
Here is the question:
An I.V. is ordered for an infant. The infant is to receiv dillantin @ 15.0mg/kg body weight in a normal saline (0.9% NaCl) I.V. bag @ 0.5% (final solution of dilantin should be @ 0.5%). On the shelf in the medical cabinet you find: dilantin 6.0% (10ml vials), and Normal Saline(0.9% NaCl)(10ml vials and 1.0L bags). Weight of the infant=5.31 Ibs.
What are you going to do?