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A 44-lb (20-kg) preschooler is being treated for inflammation. The physician orders 0.2 mg/kg/day of dexamethasone by mouth to be administered every 6 hours. The elixir comes in a strength of 0.5 mg/5 ml. How many teaspoons of dexamethasone should the nurse give this client per dose? Record your answer using a whole number.
An antineoplastic medication is prescribed for a child. The nurse is verifying the dose is the recommended dose for a child with a certain body surface area (BSA). The child's BSA is 0.43 m2. The average adult BSA is 1.7 m2, and the usual adult dose of this medication is 40 mg. What is the recommended child's dose? (Round to the nearest whole number.)
A physician orders an intravenous infusion of dextrose 5% in quarter-normal saline solution (D5.25 NSS) to be infused at 7 ml/kg/hour for a 10-month-old infant. The infant weighs 22 lb (10 kg). How many milliliters of the ordered solution would the nurse infuse each hour? Record your answer using a whole number.