Given the parenteral drug labels, you need to measure the dosage of heparin. The ordered dosage is 2500 units. Determine the amount of solution you need to draw up to obtain this dosage. Make sure to have your answers checked by your instructor for accuracy.
To calculate the dosage, we can observe that the available drug contains 5000 units in 1 mL. Since the ordered dose and the available drug strength are in units, no conversion is required. Let the required dose in mL be represented by x. This means that 2500 units must be present in x mL. By equating the strength of the available drug to 2500 units divided by x mL, we can solve for x. Using the given equation, we find that x = 0.5 mL. Mark this value on the syringe provided. Remember to have your instructor verify the correctness of the obtained quantity.