What is the predicted body weight (PBW) for a 70 inch male patient?​

  1. 90 kg
  2. 80 kg
  3. 70 kg
  4. 65 kg

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3. 70 kg


Using the patients predicted body weight rather than their body weight given in the exam question is crucial to picking the correct tidal volume on the TMC and clinical simulation exams. Use the following formula to calculate this patient’s predicted body weight:

Male PBW = 50 + 2(each inch taller than 60 inches)

50 + 2(10)

50 + 20 = 70 kg

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