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The nurse is caring for a 66-lb child prescribed choline magnesium trisalicylate. The prescription reads 50 mg/kg/d PO in two divided doses. How many 250-mg tablets should the nurse administer for each dose? Provide your answer using numbers only - no units.
- 1 month ago
First, the nurse must determine the child's weight in kilogram. One kg is equal to 2.2 pounds. Divide 2.2 into 66 to equal 30 kg. Multiply 50 mg times 30 kg to equal 1,500 mg. Divide 1,500 by 2 for the divided doses, which will equal 750 mg per dose.