So I found out I am so rusted, I need help with the following drip calc. guys please help a girl out.
1. Order reads infuse Epinephrine @ 30ml/hr. The solution available is 2mg of Epi in 250ml D5W Calculate the following
a. Mg/hr b. mcg/hr c. mcg/min
2. A Nitro Drip is infusing at 3ml/hr. The solution avail is 50mg/250ml Calculate mcg/hr and mcg/min. I know this its 5mcg per hr but the problem is how do you get there. its something I need to review for myself. Somebody pls help.
Oct 10, '11
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so i found out i am so rusted, i need help with the following drip calc. guys please help a girl out.
1. order reads infuse epinephrine @ 30ml/hr. the solution available is 2mg of epi in 250ml d5w calculate the following
a. mg/hr b. mcg/hr c. mcg/min
2. a nitro drip is infusing at 3ml/hr. the solution avail is 50mg/250ml calculate mcg/hr and mcg/min. i know this its 5mcg per hr but the problem is how do you get there. its something i need to review for myself. somebody pls help.
avail: 2mg/ml & order: 30ml/hr
a. mg/hr=2mg/250ml x 30ml/hr=60/250 = 0.24mg/hr
b. mcg/hr=1000mcg/1mg x 2mg/250ml x 30ml/1hr = 60000/250 = 240mcg/hr
c. mcg/min=1000mcg/1mg x 2mg/250ml x 30ml/1hr x 1hr/60min = 60000/15000 = 4mcg/min
*****dimensional analysis, learn it and you can work out most any dosage!
apply to next q:
a. mcg/hr = 600mcg/hr
b. mcg/min = 10mcg/min
Last edit by CRIMSON on Oct 10, '11
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