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Old 11-21-2012, 03:52 PM
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Question Dosage Question

If a patient has been prescribed Demerol 50 mg every 3 hr PRN for moderate pain and 75mg ever 3 hrs PRN for severe pain and has an 8 on a pain scale at 1200 after receiving 75mg at 0700 and 50mg at 1000, what should the nurse do at this time?

50mg now
50mg 1300
75mg now
75mg 1300

I say 75mg now since it has been more than 3 hrs since the last administration due to severe pain.

What are your thoughts?
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