Hello fellow nurses, I am a new nurse, barely began my first nursing job last month. and today I had a patient that had half a bag of 0.9 NS infusing at 75 mL/hr when I had arrived on the unit at 0700. I changed his very empty bag (which I feel crappy bout)
at 1300 hours. When it was end of shift at 1500 hours, about 100 mL had already infused (infusion set with dial-a-flow). How was I supposed to calculate his I&O? Knowing that half a bag is 500 mL, I just added that to the 100 that already infused. But what is the correct formula/way to calculate IV I&O? How do I calculate when an infusion would be completed? I'm trying to be confident, but I guess I'm in the "shock" phase of being a new nurse. Please refrain from negative comments, I don't need my ego or self-confidence to go any lower at this point. I know that I'll come around, I'm hoping it's sooner than later. Thanks.