# Chapter 7: Calculations and children

Amanda Hodder is prescribed 8mg/kg/day of levofloxacin, Amanda weighs 17.5kg, how many milligrams of levofloxacin should she be given each day?

140

Claire Marsh is prescribed 8mg/kg/day of levofloxacin, Claire weighs 27.4kg, how much levofloxacin should she be given each day?

219.2

Katarina Mohamed is prescribed 8mg/kg/day of levofloxacin, Katarina weighs 14.7kg, how many milligrams of levofloxacin should she be given each day?

117.6

Michael Mohamed is prescribed 8mg/kg/day of levofloxacin, Michael weighs 25.2kg, how many milligrams of levofloxacin should he be given?

201.6

Andrew Sykes is prescribed 8mg/kg/day of levofloxacin, Andrew weighs 24.25kg, how many milligrams of levofloxacin should he be given each day?

194

Camilla Sykes is prescribed 8mg/kg/day of levofloxacin, Camilla weighs 24.25kg, how many milligrams of levofloxacin should she be given each day?

98.8

Additional questions

All the children range in age from 2 to 10 years and are prescribed 8mg/kg/day of levofloxacin.

Given the weight of each child, how much levofloxacin should each of them be given for their condition?

1.   Adnan Hussein weighs 14.25kg

2.   Chiara Marden weighs 23.65kg

3.   Kat Moreton weighs 15.75kg

4.   Michael Abraham weighs 23.3kg

5.   Andrew Sims weighs 14.65kg

6.   Charlie Simpson weighs 17.35kg

Additional answers

114mg

189.2mg

126mg

186.4mg

117.2mg

138.8mg

Question type 2

Billy Bob Gutteridge is prescribed 15mcg/kg/day of dactinomycin for a nephroblastoma, Billy Bob weighs 20kg, how many micrograms of dactinomycin should he be given each day?

300

Samuel Odette is prescribed 15mcg/kg/day of dactinomycin for a nephroblastoma, Samuel weighs 18.4kg, how many micrograms of dactinomycin should he be given each day?

276

Bethany Ore is prescribed 15mcg/kg/day of dactinomycin for a nephroblastoma, Bethany weighs 22kg, how many micrograms of dactinomycin should she be given each day?

330

Hyacinth Bouquet is prescribed 15mcg/kg/day of dactinomycin for a nephroblastoma, Hyacinth weighs 32kg, how many micrograms of dactinomycin should she be given?

480

Jimmy Johnston is prescribed 15mcg/kg/day of dactinomycin for a nephroblastoma, Jimmy weighs 24kg, how many micrograms of dactinomycin should he be given each day?

360

Billy Bob Yuall is prescribed 15mcg/kg/day of dactinomycin for a nephroblastoma, Bill Bob weighs 15.2kg, how many micrograms of dactinomycin should he be given each day?

228

Sam Odeeer is prescribed 15mcg/kg/day of dactinomycin for a nephroblastoma, Sam weighs 16kg, how many micrograms of dactinomycin should he be given each day?

240

Bethan Charles is prescribed 15mcg/kg/day of dactinomycin for a nephroblastoma, Bethan weighs 28kg, how many micrograms of dactinomycin should she be given each day?

420

Hyacinth Buckerts is prescribed 15mcg/kg/day of dactinomycin for a nephroblastoma, Hyacinth weighs 26kg, how many micrograms of dactinomycin should she be given each day?

390

Joaquin Johannes is prescribed 15mcg/kg/day of dactinomycin for a nephroblastoma, Joaquin weighs 34kg, how many micrograms of dactinomycin should he be given each day?

510

Additional questions

The following children are being treated with dactinomycin for a nephroblastoma, a tumour of the kidneys that typically occurs in children. The oncologist treating the children has prescribed a medication cycle for each child at 15mcg/kg/day. As part of your daily duties you are asked to calculate each child’s required dose.

Billy Bob weighs 20kg

Samantha Odeer weighs 16kg

Bethany Charleston weighs 28kg

Hyacinth Boukay weighs 26kg

Joaquin Johnes weighs 34kg

Additional answers

300mcg

240mcg

420mcg

390mcg

510mcg

Question type 3

Penelope Farthing has been prescribed 40 mg of doxorubicin hydrochloride for every square meter of body surface area. Penelope's BSA is 0.9m2, how many milligrams of doxorubicin hydrochloride should she be given?

36

Tom Wallace has been prescribed 40 mg of doxorubicin hydrochloride for every square meter of body surface area. Tom's BSA is 1.05m2, how many milligrams of doxorubicin hydrochloride should he be given?

42

Sunday Rosetta has been prescribed 40 mg of doxorubicin hydrochloride for every square meter of body surface area. Sunday's BSA is 0.87m2, how many milligrams of doxorubicin hydrochloride should she be given?

34.8

Noel Lutwyche has been prescribed 40 mg of doxorubicin hydrochloride for every square meter of body surface area. Noel's BSA is 1.2m2, how many milligrams of doxorubicin hydrochloride should he be given?

48

Ross Edwards has been prescribed 40 mg of doxorubicin hydrochloride for every square meter of body surface area. Ross' BSA is 1.4m2, how many milligrams of doxorubicin hydrochloride should he be given?

56

Penny Sweetz has been prescribed 40 mg of doxorubicin hydrochloride for every square metre of her body surface area. Penny's BSA is 0.75m2, how many milligrams should she receive?

30

Thomas Llandar has been prescribed 40 mg of doxorubicin hydrochloride for every square metre of his body surface area. Thomas's BSA is 1.48m2, how many milligrams should he receive?

59.2

Iain Trout has been prescribed 40 mg of doxorubicin hydrochloride for every square metre of his body surface area. Iain's BSA is 0.93m2, how many milligrams should he receive?

37.2

Isabella Mohamed has been prescribed 40 mg of doxorubicin hydrochloride for every square metre of her body surface area. Isabella's BSA is 0.88m2, how many milligrams should she receive?

35.2

Itsa Strange has been prescribed 40 mg of doxorubicin hydrochloride for every square metre of her body surface area. Itsa's BSA is 1.54m2, how many milligrams should she receive?

61.6

Additional questions

The oncologist for the ward has ordered 40mg of doxorubicin hydrochloride for every square metre of BSA for each child. Calculate the correct amount each of the children should receive given their BSA.

Penny Pharthing 0.75m2

Thomas Llandar 1.48m2

Iain Stuart 0.93m2

Ibrahim Mohamed 0.88m2

Itsa Oddity 1.54m2

Additional answers

30mg

59.2mg

37.2mg

35.2mg

61.6mg

Question type 4

Billy Bob Gutteridge has been prescribed an intravenous five day cycle of dactinomycin for a nephroblastoma at 400mcg/m2/day. Billy Bob's body surface area is 0.75m2, what is his required daily dose in micrograms?

300

Samuel Odette has been prescribed an intravenous five day cycle of dactinomycin for a nephroblastoma at 400mcg/m2/day. Samuel's body surface area is 0.69m2, what is his required daily dose in micrograms?

276

Bethany Ore has been prescribed an intravenous five day cycle of dactinomycin for a nephroblastoma at 400mcg/m2/day. Bethany's body surface area is 0.825m2, what is her required daily dose in micrograms?

330

Hyacinth Bouquet has been prescribed an intravenous five day cycle of dactinomycin for a nephroblastoma at 400mcg/m2/day. Hyacinth's body surface area is 1.2m2, what is her required daily dose in micrograms?

480

Jimmy Johnston has been prescribed an intravenous five day cycle of dactinomycin for a nephroblastoma at 400mcg/m2/day. Jimmy's body surface area is 0.9m2, what is his required daily dose in micrograms?

360

Billy Bob Yuall is prescribed 400mcg/m2/day of dactinomycin for a nephroblastoma, Billy Bob's BSA is 0.75m2, how many micrograms of dactinomycin should he be given?

300

Sam Odeeer is prescribed 400mcg/m2/day of dactinomycin for a nephroblastoma, Sam's BSA is 0.6m2, how many micrograms of dactinomycin should he be given?

240

Bethan Charles is prescribed 400mcg/m2/day of dactinomycin for a nephroblastoma, Bethan's BSA is 1.05m2, how many micrograms of dactinomycin should she be given?

420

Hyacinth Buckerts is prescribed 400mcg/m2/day of dactinomycin for a nephroblastoma, Hyacinth's BSA is 0.975m2, how many micrograms of dactinomycin should she be given?

390

Joaquin Johannes is prescribed 400mcg/m2/day of dactinomycin for a nephroblastoma, Joaquin's BSA is 1.275m2, how many micrograms of dactinomycin should he be given?

510

Additional questions

The following children are being treated with dactinomycin for a nephroblastoma. The oncology registrar treating the children has prescribed an intravenous five-day cycle of treatment for each child at 400mcg/m2/day. As part of your daily duties you are asked to calculate each child’s required dose. This time their medication will be calculated using each child’s BSA.

Billy Bob 0.75m2

Samantha Odeer 0.6m2

Bethany Charleston 1.05m2

Hyacinth Boukay 0.975m2

Joaquin Johnes 1.275m2

Additional answers

300mcg

240mcg

420mcg

390mcg

510mcg

Question type 5

Adam Hooper is prescribed 8mg/kg/day of levofloxacin, Adam weighs 14.25kg, how many milligrams of levofloxacin should he be given each day?

114

Ciara Madden is prescribed 8mg/kg/day of levofloxacin, Ciara weighs 23.65kg, how many milligrams of levofloxacin should she be given each day?

189.2

Katia Mohamed is prescribed 8mg/kg/day of levofloxacin, Katia weighs 15.75kg, how many milligrams of levofloxacin should she be given each day?

126

Michaela Abdulla is prescribed 8mg/kg/day of levofloxacin, Michaela weighs 23.3kg, how many milligrams of levofloxacin should she be given each day?

186.4

Andrea Simkins is prescribed 8mg/kg/day of levofloxacin, Andrea weighs 14.65kg, how many milligrams of levofloxacin should she be given each day?

117.2

Camille Sympson is prescribed 8mg/kg/day of levofloxacin, Camille weighs 17.35kg, how many milligrams of levofloxacin should she be given each day?

138.8

Additional questions

All the children range in age from 2 to 10 years and are prescribed 8mg/kg/day of levofloxacin.

Given the weight of each child, how much levofloxacin should each of them be given for their condition?

Adnan Hussein weighs 14.25kg

Chiara Marden weighs 23.65kg

Kat Moreton weighs 15.75kg

Michael Abraham weighs 23.3kg

Andrew Sims weighs 14.65kg

Charlie Simpson weighs 17.35kg

Additional answers

114mg

189.2mg

126mg

186.4mg

117.2mg

138.8mg

Question type 6

Simone Mitchell is prescribed 20mg/kg/day of valacyclovir hydrochloride to treat chickenpox, Simone weighs 7.5kg, how many milligrams of valacyclovir hydrochloride should she be given each day?

150

Sean Crampton is prescribed 20mg/kg/day of valacyclovir hydrochloride to treat chickenpox, Sean weighs 24.7kg, how many milligrams of valacyclovir hydrochloride should he be given each day?

494

Mercy Kugani is prescribed 20mg/kg/day of valacyclovir hydrochloride to treat chickenpox, Mercy weighs 18.33kg, how many milligrams of valacyclovir hydrochloride should she be given each day?

366.6

Mohamed Murrumbidg is prescribed 20mg/kg/day of valacyclovir hydrochloride to treat chickenpox, Mohamed weighs 16.46kg, how many milligrams of valacyclovir hydrochloride should he be given each day?

329.2

Getaway Zumbia is prescribed 20mg/kg/day of valacyclovir hydrochloride to treat chickenpox, Getaway weighs 29.53kg, how many milligrams of valacyclovir hydrochloride should she be given each day?

590.6

Additional questions

While you are still on placement with the Community Nurse there is an outbreak of chickenpox. It has been decided that the infected children will be treated with valacyclovir hydrochloride at the dosage of 20mg/kg/day. The medication will be administered by each child’s parent or guardian three times daily for five days.

Given the weight of each child, how much valacyclovir hydrochloride should each of them be given as a daily dose for their chickenpox?

Simon Michelle weighs 7.5kg

Phil Crompton weighs 24.7kg

Mercy Grace weighs 18.33kg

Mohammed Murray weighs 16.46kg

Getcha Sumtime weighs 29.53kg

Additional answers

150mg

494mg

366.6mg

329.2mg

590.6mg

Question type 7

Harriet Golding is a renal patient being treated with darbepoetin alpha, she will receive 2.25 mcg/kg by subcutaneous injection weekly. Harriet weighs 20.6kg, calculate her dosage in micrograms.

46.35

Gordon Crucib is a renal patient being treated with darbepoetin alpha, he will receive 2.25 mcg/kg by subcutaneous injection weekly. Gordon weighs 5.48kg, calculate his dosage in micrograms.

12.33

Tobias Eddy is a renal patient being treated with darbepoetin alpha, he will receive 2.25 mcg/kg by subcutaneous injection weekly. Tobias weighs 12.4kg, calculate his dosage in micrograms.

27.9

Jax Orbetter is a renal patient being treated with darbepoetin alpha, he will receive 2.25 mcg/kg by subcutaneous injection weekly. Jax weighs 9.56kg, calculate his dosage in micrograms.

21.51

Blessing Hearannow is a renal patient being treated with darbepoetin alpha, she will receive 2.25 mcg/kg by subcutaneous injection weekly. Harriet weighs 24.16kg, calculate her dosage in micrograms.

54.36

Additional questions

As part of their anaemia treatment the children on this ward are being treated with darbepoetin alpha. Each child will receive 2.25mcg/kg by subcutaneous injection weekly. Your task at the commencement of today’s shift is to calculate the dosage to be drawn up for each child.

Harry Goldberg weighs 20.6kg

Gordonna Crunwell weighs 5.48kg

Toby Eddison weighs 12.4kg

Aces Orbetter weighs 9.56kg

Whatsup Hearannow weighs 24.16kg

Additional answers

46.35mcg

12.33mcg

27.9mcg

21.51mcg

54.36mcg

Question type 8

Frederica Whittle has been prescribed 1.75 mg/m2 of vincristine sulfate to be administered via injection. Frederica's BSA is 0.72m2, calculate her dosage in milligrams.

1.26

Kareem Hossnian has been prescribed 1.75 mg/m2 of vincristine sulfate to be administered via injection. Kareem's BSA is 0.48m2, calculate his dosage in milligrams.

0.84

Justin Troubell has been prescribed 1.75 mg/m2 of vincristine sulfate to be administered via injection. Justin's BSA is 0.60m2, calculate his dosage in milligrams.

1.05

Mohamed Mohamed has been prescribed 1.75 mg/m2 of vincristine sulfate to be administered via injection. Mohamed's BSA is 0.68m2, calculate his dosage in milligrams.

1.19

Geoff Daimond has been prescribed 1.75 mg/m2 of vincristine sulfate to be administered via injection. Geoff's BSA is 0.84m2, calculate his dosage in milligrams.

1.47

Additional questions

These children are being given vincristine sulfate injections dependent on their BSA as part of their treatment regime.

The paediatric oncologist has ordered each to be given 1.75mg/m2. You are tasked to undertake the calculations to determine each child’s dose.

Katerina Whittle 0.72m2Itz

Mwa 0.48m2

Ima Troubell 0.60m2

Mohamed Mohamed 0.68m2

Geoff Dunnit 0.84m2

Additional answers

1.26mg

0.84mg

1.05mg

1.19mg

1.47mg

Question type 9

Ricardo Turiz has been prescribed 30mg/m2 of sotalol. Ricardo's BSA is 0.57m2, calculate his dosage in milligrams.

17.1

Eliza Kettle has been prescribed 30mg/m2 of sotalol. Eliza's BSA is 0.74m2, calculate her dosage in milligrams.

22.2

Cheryl Persival has been prescribed 30mg/m2 of sotalol. Eliza's BSA is 0.83m2, calculate her dosage in milligrams.

24.9

Mader Ingarland has been prescribed 30mg/m2 of sotalol. Eliza's BSA is 0.92m2, calculate her dosage in milligrams.

27.6

Woodford Morris has been prescribed 30mg/m2 of sotalol. Ricardo's BSA is 0.675m2, calculate his dosage in milligrams.

20.25

Additional questions

As these children are all over the age of 2 they can be treated with sotalol which has been prescribed at 30mg/m2 three times daily. You are asked by the Lead Nurse to calculate each child’s dose given their individual BSA.

Richard Turiz 0.57m2

Copper Kettle 0.74m2

Keith Percival 0.83m2

Mader Nstink 0.92m2

Morris Woody 0.675m2

Additional answers

17.1mg

22.2mg

24.9mg

27.6mg

20.25mg