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Is the order safe? You have an order for 500 mg vancomycin IVPB every 6 hours for a patient who weighs 120 lbs. You know that you can safely administer up to 40 mg/kg/day.



A. Patient is receiving 36.7 mg/kg/day
B. Patient is receiving 9.2 mg/kg/day
C. Patient is receiving 40.0 mg/kg/day
D. Patient is receiving 18.4 mg/kg/day

This question is part of Drug Dosage Calculations NCLEX Quiz 11
Asked by Santepro, Last updated: Jan 27, 2020

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T. Moore

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T. Moore, Writer, MA, Washington

Answered Mar 07, 2019

The correct answer is option A – 36.7 mg/kg/day
First, the patients weight to kilograms (kg) from pounds (lbs).
120/2.2 = 54.54 kg
Every 6 hours patient receives 500 mg of vancomycin. This means the patient receives 2000mg (6 4) a day (6, 12, 18 and 24).
= 2000mg/day
Divide the total dose per day ny patient’s weight in kg.
2000/54.54
= 36.67mg/kg/day

 

santepro

Santepro

Answered Mar 01, 2018

Patient is receiving 36.7 mg/kg/day
 

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