The physician orders gentamicin (Garamycin) tid for your patient.
You are caring for a child weighing 30 kg. The physician orders gentamicin (Garamycin) tid for your patient. The recommended dosage range is 6 to 7.5 mg/kg/day. Why is it important to give a dosage within this recommended range?
(Mark all that apply.)
|a)||So you don’t overdose the child|
|b)||To eradicate the bacteria|
|c)||Because this microorganism only affects this size child|
|d)||To give a safe dose for this size child|
|e)||So the child gets too much medication|