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Chapter 10 Calculations. Dosage Calculation in Special Populations (Pediatrics & Body Weight). Objectives. To become familiar with the various formulae used to calculate pediatric doses. Identify when to use each of the pediatric dosing equations. Utilize the different dosing equations.

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Chapter 10 calculations

Chapter 10 Calculations

Dosage Calculation in Special Populations

(Pediatrics & Body Weight)


Objectives
Objectives

  • To become familiar with the various formulae used to calculate pediatric doses.

  • Identify when to use each of the pediatric dosing equations.

  • Utilize the different dosing equations.


The basic concept
The Basic Concept……..

  • Children are not Adults.

  • They are smaller.

  • These equations give us a method of estimating the relative size of the child compared to an adult.

  • NOTE: All of these equations are just an estimate.



More equations
More Equations

  • BSA from KG and CM

  • BSA from POUNDS and INCHES



Hierarchy

Hierarchy

BSA Equation > BSA Nomogram > Weight > Age







  • A physician orders a medication for a child who weighs 48 lb. The appropriate dosage is 5 mg/kg/day in four divided doses.

  • What weight of medication should be given to the child per day?

  • What weight of medication should be given to the child with each dose?

  • If the medication is available as 2 mg/5 mL, what volume of medication should be administered to the child?



  • FROM PREVIOUS PAGE lb. The usual dose of the medication is 5 to 10 mg/kg/day in two divided doses.

  • If the medicine is ordered at 15 mg/kg/d, what would be the total strength of the medication?

  • What would be the strength of a single dose?

  • What would be the dose at 20 mg/kg/d?




  • A child who weighs 52 lb is to receive 0.2 mg/kg/d in four divided doses. The available medication is 0.025 mg/mL. What is the dosage for the child for the child for the day?

  • What is the strength of medication for the child with each dose?

  • What is the volume of medication that should be administered to the child


  • A child weighs 76 lb and is 125 cm tall. The adult dose of a medication is 1 g.The medication is available as 125 mg/4 mL. What is the dose of the medication for the child?

  • What is the volume of medication that should be administered to the child?

  • What would be the proper utensil for administering this medication by mouth?


Questions
Questions? medication is 1 g.


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