# Do you round weight in kg?

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## Do you round weight in kg?

When calculating weight-based dosage (i.e., mg/kg or mcg/kg, etc.), do not round final calculation until the final calculation. Round only at the end of the calculations. 3.

## Do you round a child’s weight in kg?

As to rounding pediatric weights. For patients 2.5 kg or less, I round to 2 decimal places. For patients less than 40 kg I round to 1 decimal places. As we use adult dosing for patients greater than 40 kg I round to the nearest whole number.

## Is mL HR rounded to whole number?

Intravenous infusion rates for crystalloid and colloid solutions, blood and blood products are expressed as guttae per minute or drops per minute, or millilitre per hour (mL/hr). These are always rounded to the nearest whole number for adults and rounded to the nearest 1 decimal place (tenths) for children.

## How do you round pediatric doses?

- When calculating doses in weights, medications that are less than 1 mg should be rounded two decimal places (hundredths place).
- Doses that are 1mg – 10 mg should be rounded to one decimal place (tenths place).
- Doses greater than 10 mg should be rounded to the whole number.

## Does GTT have to be a whole number?

When calculating the IV flow rate, the number of drops (gtts) are always rounded to the nearest whole number.

## How do you round drug calculations?

- Rounding to nearest whole number. If the amount to be administered is greater than 0.5, then round up to the whole number. Example: You have calculated a dose to be 4.7 tablets.
- Rounding to the nearest tenths place. If the amount to be administered is greater than 0.5, then round up to the tenths place. Example:

## Do you round drip rate up or down?

Drip rates are ALWAYS rounded to whole numbers! You simply use basic rounding rules: If it’s less than 5, round DOWN; If it’s 5 or greater, round UP.

## How do you calculate IV remaining time?

(See How to calculate remaining I.V. fluid.) For this scenario, the amount of fluid remaining is identified by subtracting 125 mL (the calculated hourly rate) from each preceding level. For example, after one hour, at the time of 0010, 125 mL will have infused with 875 mL remaining in the bag (1,000 – 125 = 875).