Drips - page 2

by A_Simp

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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 love an Excel spreadsheet with... Read More


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    Is there a quick way to knowif the dose I administer is therapeutic? Or must I multiply the Mcg X KG to find out how much they get per minute.
    Im sorry I am not familiar with cardiac meds, but would like to be
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    Quote from Carrollrn
    Is there a quick way to knowif the dose I administer is therapeutic? Or must I multiply the Mcg X KG to find out how much they get per minute.
    Im sorry I am not familiar with cardiac meds, but would like to be
    if the infusion is running in mcg/kg/min you could multiply mcg by kg to get mcg/min. Not sure what that would do for you though? Some hospitals run certain gtts like epi, levo, or neo in mcg/kg/min and others do mcg/min. The therapeutic dose is the one that achieves the target hemodynamic parameters so there is no magic number. Let me know if that isn't what you were looking for.
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    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!
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    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.
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    Awwww thank u!! Any more issues ur my GUY!!
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    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.
    C H I C A G O_RN likes this.
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    Thank u! Will print and laminate!
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    That site is great!! I'm doing the same!!
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    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.
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    Good point- if u find out this answer tag me!!


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