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    Calculating a Patient's Dose of a Drug

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    Problem: The physician prescribes Brevibloc at 125 mL per hour. It is available as 10 g in 1000 mL D5 Lactated Ringers. The patient weighs 92 kg. The safe dose is 50-200 mcg/kg/minute. Is this patient's dose within the safe does range. Support your answer by showing your calculations.

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    Ok, so I'm getting 226mcg / kg/ min which is outside the safe dose range.

    First convert mL / h to mg / ...

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    This solution provides steps necessary to calculate a patient's dose of a drug.