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.

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