Drips - page 2

I just started working on a progressive care unit and want to know if anyone has a good link, resource, study guide or cheat sheet on drips - cardizem, amiodrione, heparin, etc? I ultimately would... Read More

  1. by   aCRNAhopeful
    Quote from Carrollrn
    What I meant was when I get a pt with a neo drip (rare) I don't know if the Mcg per minute is too low or too high-this goes for all drips. Is this info just memorization? If so- Is there a quick way to remember this? Thanks for the Mcg per Min calculation tip!
    Your pharmacy probably has a policy as far as "max" doses for pressors which should give you an idea of what high doses are. The typical dose ranges are just memorization info you can find anywhere. There is no rule to know if it is too high or too low, it is determined by the clinical picture, ie - BP, HR, UO, other signs of perfusion.. Basically it doesn't really matter because you are titrating to effect.
  2. by   Carrollrn
    Awwww thank u!! Any more issues ur my GUY!!
  3. by   Esme12
    Quote from Carrollrn
    What I meant was when I get a pt with a neo drip (rare) I don't know if the Mcg per minute is too low or too high-this goes for all drips. Is this info just memorization? If so- Is there a quick way to remember this? Thanks for the Mcg per Min calculation tip!
    Most of it is memorization....many nurses carry cheat sheets. This may help you
    some.....IV Critical Care Infusion Drip Chart and this site as well.......calculating IV drips.
  4. by   Carrollrn
    Thank u! Will print and laminate!
  5. by   Nursingbride12
    That site is great!! I'm doing the same!!
  6. by   AmandaBusch
    I find that remembering how much to titrate up or down is super difficult. I need a chart to say how many cc's to titrate up or down to the next mcg for each drug (I understand you can't do this for weight based). I can't seem to find one.
  7. by   Carrollrn
    Good point- if u find out this answer tag me!!

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