Dosage calculation: The nurse is preparing the preoperative medication of Demerol (meperidine) for an infant who is having a surgical procedure to correct a congenital heart defect. The infant weighs 9.9 pounds (9 pounds, 14.4 ounces). The usual dosage range of this medication is 1 to 2.2 mg per kg. Answer the following: a. How many kilograms does the infant weigh? b. What is the low dose of Demerol (in milligrams) that this infant could be given? c. What is the high dose of Demerol (in milligrams) that this infant could be given?
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