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The physician order reads 7.5mg of a medication is to be given to a patient. The label reads 25mg per 5ml. How many ml would you give a patient?

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1. Identify the prescribed dose and the concentration of the medication from the label.

- Prescribed dose: 7.5 \text{ mg}

- Label concentration: 25 \text{ mg} \text{ per } 5 \text{ mL}

2. Set up the proportion to solve for the volume (mL):

\frac{25 \text{ mg}}{5 \text{ mL}} = \frac{7.5 \text{ mg}}{x \text{ mL}}

3. Cross-multiply to solve for \( x \text{ mL} \):

25 \text{ mg} \times x \text{ mL} = 7.5 \text{ mg} \times 5 \text{ mL}

25x = 37.5

4. Solve for \( x \):

x = \frac{37.5}{25}

x = 1.5

5. Therefore, the volume of medication to be given is:

x=1.5\text{ mL}

So, the patient should be given

1.5\text{ ml}

- Prescribed dose:

- Label concentration:

2. Set up the proportion to solve for the volume (mL):

3. Cross-multiply to solve for \( x \text{ mL} \):

4. Solve for \( x \):

5. Therefore, the volume of medication to be given is:

So, the patient should be given

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