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You are a medical assistant...What would you do if your dosage of medicine was not an...

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kbettencourt73 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 12, 2012 at 3:34 AM via web

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You are a medical assistant...What would you do if your dosage of medicine was not an equal amount,such as 97.1mg?

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dano7744 | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted May 17, 2012 at 3:46 PM (Answer #1)

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The dosage/amount of medication administered must be the exact amount that the physician prescribed. There are several ways to calculate medication dosage, means and extremes is a common technique in use today. If someone is having difficulty arriving at the prescribed dose they should consult a co-worker or supervisor. Medication administration is very important as well as arriving at the correct dose. Even very minor differences in dosages can lead to catastrophic results for the patient especially if the patient is a pediatric or newborn patient. Also, consult your institutions policy and procedure manuel as it relates to the administration of medications.

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cess-123 | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 10, 2012 at 6:31 AM (Answer #2)

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Could it be possible for me to round the dosage if its 97.1 to make it an even 100mg if not please correct me 

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