## Fundamentals Question #10

### Question

The nurse is calculating safe dosage for a patient that should not exceed 8 mg/kg/6 hours. If the patient weighs 142 lbs, what is the maximum safe dose for 24 hours?

### Answers

- 2000 mg
- Rationale:

**2064 mg**- Rationale:

- 1500 mg
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- 700 mg
- Rationale:

### Overview

### Explanation

The correct answer is B. You must calculate with dimensional analysis across the top and divide by 6. Convert lbs to kg= 142/2.2=64.5 kg

Calculate the problem: mg= 8 mg X 64.5kg X 24 hrs = 12384 = 2064

1 kg 6 hrs 6

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