CALCULATION OF A SAFE DOSE

ASSESSMENT #2: CALCULATION OF A SAFE DOSE USING THE BSA
Instructions: Determine if the order given by the doctor is safe for patients using the weight or the BSA, as needed.
Order: Garamicin 40mg IV q 8h for premature infants 8 days old and weighing 1,800 g. The recommended dose for neonates over one week of age is Garamycin 2 to 4.5mg/kg q 8 hr; and for preterm infants less than one week old, it is 4.5mg/kg q. 12 noon

What is the weight of the newborn in kg?

What is the safe daily dose?

What is the safe dose for every 8 hours?

Is the dose ordered by the doctor safe?

 

Order: Zantac 75 mg p.o. q. 6 hrs for a child who weighs 44 lbs and is 36 inches tall. The recommended pediatric dose is Zantac 250 to 500mg/m2/day in 4 divided doses.
What is the weight of the newborn in kg?

 

 

How much is the child’s BSA?

 

What is the safe daily dose?

 

What is the safe dose for every 6 hours?

 

 

Is the dose ordered by the doctor safe?

 

 

 

 

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