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Textbook Problem

Problem 1-5

An intensive care patient is receiving an antibiotic IV at the rate of

50. mL/h. The IV solution contains 1.5 g of the antibiotic in 1000. mL.

Calculate the mg/mm of the drip. Check your answer to see if it is

reasonable.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Calculate the rate of antibiotic IV in mg/min.

Concept Introduction:

An arithmetical multiplier which is used for converting a quantity expressed in one unit into another equivalent set of units is said to be conversion factor.

Explanation

The antibiotic IV solution contains 1.5 g in 1000 mL

First calculate the rate of antibiotic IV g/ h.

50 mLh×1.5 g1000 mL=0.075 g/ h

Now change the rate from g/ h to g/ min as follows:

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