A fatal event occurred (true event) when a nurse confused two dosing scales that appeared on a plastic oral dosing cup. The nurse measured a dose of morphine sulfate oral solution 100.0 mg/5.00 mL incorrectly for an opioid-naive hospice patient. The nurse misread the scale marked drams as mL and administered 1 dram of the medication. Report your answers to the correct number of significant figures. The following equalities may be used: 1 dram (or drachm) = 1/8 fluid ounce (fl.oz.) 1 quart (qt.) = 32 fluid ounce (fl.oz.) 1 liter (L) = 1.06 quart (qt.) To the correct number of significant figures, what was the intended dose of morphine sulfate? To the correct number of significant figures, what dose was actually administered?

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A fatal event occurred (true event) when a nurse confused two dosing scales that appeared on a plastic oral dosing cup. The nurse measured a dose of morphine sulfate oral solution 100.0 mg/5.00 mL incorrectly for an opioid-naive hospice patient. The nurse misread the scale marked drams as mL and administered 1 dram of the medication.

Report your answers to the correct number of significant figures.

The following equalities may be used:

      • 1 dram (or drachm) = 1/8 fluid ounce (fl.oz.)
      • 1 quart (qt.) = 32 fluid ounce (fl.oz.)
      • 1 liter (L) = 1.06 quart (qt.)

To the correct number of significant figures, what was the intended dose of morphine sulfate?

To the correct number of significant figures, what dose was actually administered?

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