Help! Need NTG titration table

  1. Hi all--does anyone know where I can find an on-line site for vasoactive drug dosing tables? I never use the things, preferring my trusty calculator, but one of my employees has requested a table as a reference.

    I have just wasted an hour searching many critical-care and emergency nursing websites and databases and can't find what I'm looking for. I just want something simple I can download and send to her as a file. Can anyone help? Thanks!
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  3. by   tlmagraw2
    stargazer, try contacting your pharmacy and asking them if they have one. at my hospital we have titration tables for most of the meds in medi-tech and if we ever need to have a drug added to it, pharmacy is a huge help. teri

    please contact me at tlmagraw2@hotmail.com....i have a chart that was given to me during orientation that converts cc/hr into mcg/min.
    Last edit by tlmagraw2 on Jan 30, '02
  4. by   kewlnurse
    We have a drug calculator built into our moniters, it's great, we can print out the table also. I am on vacation till next wensday, if you can wait till then i'll print one out and scan it and email it to ya, but email me to remind me to do it
  5. by   NurseDaniMarie
    We have it built in our monitors too. I am not sure if this is the formula you are looking for but I keep this on the back of my badge:

    mg/cc x 1000/60/Kg of weight = constant of mcg/Kg/min

    then multiply it by your cc/hr and that is how many mcg/hr they are getting.
  6. by   sockov
    Hello
    should find any titration for critical care drugs in a ICU reference book.
    A good one I have is called Kathy White learning systems, fast facts. It is compact and has lots of info for reference and a good section on IV drugs and titration.
    good luck.
  7. by   BABYGIRL_RN
    Our unit does not carry cheatsheets for us nurses. Where did you find the one you just menioted. Any information would be appericated. Thanks. Feel free to email me @ babygirl_28021@yahoo.com. Once again thanks. Hope to hear from you soon.
    Babygirl
  8. by   nimbex
    I do a proportion... it's easy and quick

    our ntg is 50mg/500cc bottle so each 3cc= 5mcg.

    we don't weight base so solve for X

    3cc X (how many ml's per hr you will set the pump at)
    ____ ___
    5mcg dose (say 10mcg/min)


    your dose 10mcgX3cc = 30
    _____________
    5mcg X

    you need X by itself, so divide 5mcg into both

    30 \ 5 = 6cc

    After using it a few times, you know that for every 5 mcg you increase or decrease, it's 3 ml's per hour;

    5mcg = 3cc/hr
    10 mcg = 6cc/hr
    15 mcg = 9cc/hr

    See that algebra was good for something!

    take care
  9. by   Sarah, RNBScN
    I have one. Anyone interested?
    PM me with your email and I'll send a scanned copy.

    Sarah
  10. by   sandyth
    I HAVE THOSE TABLES IN THE BACK OF MY DRUG BOOK.
    Quote from Stargazer
    Hi all--does anyone know where I can find an on-line site for vasoactive drug dosing tables? I never use the things, preferring my trusty calculator, but one of my employees has requested a table as a reference.

    I have just wasted an hour searching many critical-care and emergency nursing websites and databases and can't find what I'm looking for. I just want something simple I can download and send to her as a file. Can anyone help? Thanks!
    LOOK IN THE BACK OF A DRUG HANDBOOK, I HAVE THE TABLES IN THERE.
  11. by   arbley
    Go to nursebob.com for info on nearly everything you can think of pertaining to Critical Care nursing. Bob's site has the occasional misspelling, but he is the real deal and the information is good.
  12. by   NJSRN64
    Quote from arbley
    Go to nursebob.com for info on nearly everything you can think of pertaining to Critical Care nursing. Bob's site has the occasional misspelling, but he is the real deal and the information is good.
    yes i was going to write nursebob.com,, i went there and it has some interesting critical care stuff and even helps with titration tables..

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Help! Need NTG titration table