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Metric Conversions: Drug Dosage

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A client is to receive 2MG/hour of morphine by continuous infusion for pain. A solution contains 10 mg/50ccs in dextrose 5%. For the client to receive 2mgs of morphine/hour, the infusion pump should be set to deliver how many ccs/hour?

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A drug dosage is calculated using a conversion.

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