Question: the child weighs 187 pounds the order is penicillin 25...
The child weighs 18.7 pounds. The order is Penicillin 25 mg/Kg q12 hr. The maximum safe dose is 40 mg/Kg/day. The pharmacy supplies Penicillin 1 Gm vials with directions to add 9 mL in order to yield a concentration of 200 mg = 2 mL.
What is the dosage per dose ?
How many ml will you draw up per dose? Use a 3ml syringe
Is the order safe?