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1. A pediatric client is prescribed digoxin for congestive heart failure. The dose prescribed is 40 mcg/kg twice daily. The child weighs 33 pounds. What is the dosage in mg to be given per dose? Round to the nearest hundredth. Calculate your answer in mg per dose. Enter numerical value only.____mg

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1 mcg = 0.001 mg => 40mcg = 0.04 mg
convert 33 pounds to kg as
33 x 0.4535924 = 14.9685492 kg
1 kg needs 0.04 mg
=> 14.9685492 kg needs 14.9685492 x 0.04 mg = 0.5987 mg = 0.60 mg approx
Answer = 0.60 mg per dose

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