Clinical Calculations Made Easy: Solving Problems Using Dimensional Analysis, 3rd Edition

Case Study 8. Pneumonia

A patient is admitted to the hospital with fever, cough, chills, and dyspnea to rule out pneumonia. The orders from the physician include:

·     IV 600 cc D5W q8h

·     I/O

·     Vitals q4h

·     Complete blood count, electrolytes, chest x-ray, ABGs, sputum specimen, blood cultures, and bronchoscopy

·     Bed rest

·     Humidified O2 at 4 L/min per nasal cannula

·     High-calorie diet

·     Encourage oral fluids of 2000 to 3000 mL/day

·     Pulse oximetry qAM

·     Clindamycin 400 mg IV q6h

·     Albuterol respiratory treatments

·     Guaifenesin 200 mg PO q4h

·     Terbutaline 2.5 mg PO tid

·     MS Contrin 30 mg PO q4h prn

Identify the orders that require calculations.

Set up and solve each problem using dimensional analysis.


View Answer


View Answer


View Answer


View Answer



If you find an error or have any questions, please email us at Thank you!