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WGU Hesi Med Surg ( 53 Questions)

Question 1 :

Penicillin G procaine 240,000 units intramuscularly is prescribed for a 4-year-old child who has a streptococcal respiratory infection. The medication vial is labeled 1,200,000 units/2 mL. How many mL should the nurse administer? (Enter numeric value only. If rounding is required, round to the nearest tenth.)

Correct Answer: ["0.4 mL"]

To find the answer, we can use the following formula:

(mL to be administered) = (units prescribed) / (units per mL)


Substituting the given values, we get:

(mL to be administered) = (240,000) / (1,200,000 / 2)


Simplifying, we get:

(mL to be administered) = (240,000 x 2) / (1,200,000)

(mL to be administered) = 480,000 / 1,200,000

(mL to be administered) = 0.4

Therefore, the nurse should administer 0.4 mL of penicillin G procaine to the child.

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