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A client with advanced ovarian cancer has been prescribed paclitaxel 160 mg/m 2 IV administered over 3 hours. The client's body surface area is 1.6 m 2 and the drug is to be diluted in 250 mL of D5NS. At what rate in mL/hour should the drug be administered? Provide your answer to one decimal place. Provide your answer using numbers only - no units.
- AshLv 71 month ago
(160 mg/m²)(1.6 m²) = 256 mg
256 mg drug should be diluted in 250 mL of D5NS
Now this 250mL to be administered in 3 hours
rate = 250 mL/3 hr ≈ 83.3 mL/hr