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Dosage Calculation: Furosemide

Osmosis Team
Apr 16, 2024

Administering furosemide demands precise dosage calculation for a patient with congestive heart failure. Let's explore the nurse's process.

The nurse is preparing to administer furosemide to a client with congestive heart failure. The order reads: furosemide 40 mg IV push once.

The nurse must first draw up the appropriate dose from a vial containing 100 mg/10 mL. Which volume (mL) should the nurse draw up?

Round to the nearest tenth. Use a leading zero if it applies. Don't use a trailing zero. Any rounding should be completed at the end of the calculation. The answer must be numeric only. Don't add any units of measurement.

Answer: 4 mL

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