Medal A physician orders enoxaparin for a patient with deep vein thrombosis. The in stock solution of enoxaparin is 300 mg / 3 mL and the dosage instructions are 1 mg/kg SC q.12.h., and the patient weighs 85kg. Provide complete, detailed instructions for proper drug administration

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Medal A physician orders enoxaparin for a patient with deep vein thrombosis. The in stock solution of enoxaparin is 300 mg / 3 mL and the dosage instructions are 1 mg/kg SC q.12.h., and the patient weighs 85kg. Provide complete, detailed instructions for proper drug administration

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1 mg/kg a patient weighs 85 kg therefore he needs 85 mg
the solution you are giving him has 300 mg / 3 mL
how many mL do you have to give him for 85 mg then

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8.5 mL
no no, are you confused with anything i ve typed so far
m not confused i just dont understand the 85 mg in mL how do you convert this
okays the solution you administer to the patient has 300 mg for every 3 mL
you have to give him x mL such that he only get 85 mg
you can look at the ratios there 300 mg for 3 mL means 100 mg for 1 mL
which is not low enough, can you think of how to get it to 85 mg for some other mL
ok so we need to make 85mg to mL right
we arent turning mg to ml we are just trying to figure out the ratios here
ohh i c
for example what we did in that middle step there how i got 100 mg for 1 ml is since 300/3 = 100/1 this is the same ratio in the same way 300/3=85/x what should x be to maintain the same ratio
so we cross multiply to get it right
yep
solve for x
|dw:1438112286446:dw|
you see how 1*100 =100 for the 100/1 case then 85/x x*100=85 so x=0.85
|dw:1438112353485:dw|
85 mg for 0.85 mL so you need to give the patient 0.85 mL of solution
so the answer is 0.85mL?
yeah
thank you :)
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