IV Push calculations....

I am having a hard time with the IVP calculations and was wondering if anyone knew of a website that could help with this. I've searched online and not really found anything. Thank you very much in advance and if anyone has any great tips or advice to make it simpler to understand I'd love that too!!! :spin:
(Examples are welcome ) 

Aug 26, '06Well, I just started my second semester so maybe I just haven't got there yet. Im not sure I understand what you want. Ive done pushes, but no calculations were involved, you just draw up what you need out of the vial or whatever you're using.
I think im missing something though! 
Aug 26, '06Quote from SoulShine75I am having a hard time with the IVP calculations and was wondering if anyone knew of a website that could help with this. I've searched online and not really found anything. Thank you very much in advance and if anyone has any great tips or advice to make it simpler to understand I'd love that too!!! :spin:
(Examples are welcome )
Can you give an example of your calculation problems? I have not yet started clinicals this semester but I did just take my math test so I may be able to help. 


Aug 26, '06ok ..here is an example of a problem we were given. what i am having problems with is how much to give/inject in the prescribed time and calculating certain problems.
order: solumedrol 60mg. ivp q 8 hours
on hand: solumedrol 100mg/cc
policy: up to 100mg to be given over 1 minute
thanks.Last edit by SoulShine75 on Aug 26, '06 

Aug 26, '06so is the answer .6 mls?
Quote from soulshine75ok ..here is an example of a problem we were given. what i am having problems with is how much to give/inject in the prescribed time and calculating certain problems.
order: solumedrol 60mg. ivp q 8 hours
on hand: solumedrol 100mg/cc
policy: up to 100mg to be given over 1 minute
thanks. 
Aug 26, '06i was thinking that what you might be looking for is something like this http://www.musc.edu/pharmacyservices/pnp/f23.pdf . the last two pages of this 6page document has a chart of iv push medications and how fast they are to be administered. it is from the policy manual of the pharmacy department of the medical university of south carolina. you might want to copy and paste the chart onto a word document, enlarge it and print it out for your own reference as these kinds of charts are hard to findanywhere! i thought i was lucky when i came upon this one some months ago. some of the medications listed in the problems you are doing may be listed on this chart.


Aug 28, '06Quote from daytonitethank you, this will come in very handy at clinical!i was thinking that what you might be looking for is something like this http://www.musc.edu/pharmacyservices/pnp/f23.pdf . the last two pages of this 6page document has a chart of iv push medications and how fast they are to be administered. it is from the policy manual of the pharmacy department of the medical university of south carolina. you might want to copy and paste the chart onto a word document, enlarge it and print it out for your own reference as these kinds of charts are hard to findanywhere! i thought i was lucky when i came upon this one some months ago. some of the medications listed in the problems you are doing may be listed on this chart.

Jan 2, '10i tried the link u provided but its no more. The page can no longer be found. Is there another source where i may find useful calculations on IV push medicatons etc?

Jan 2, '10Quote from soulshine75dose ordered: 60mgok ..here is an example of a problem we were given. what i am having problems with is how much to give/inject in the prescribed time and calculating certain problems.
order: solumedrol 60mg. ivp q 8 hours
on hand: solumedrol 100mg/cc
policy: up to 100mg to be given over 1 minute
thanks.
dose on hand: 100mg/cc (or ml)
i use ratio and proportion
60mg/x cc = 100mg/ 1 cc
cross multiply
x=0.6cc (or 0.6 ml) you push the 0.6 cc over one minute. you cant exceed 1 ml/min (or 100mg), but since he dose ordered is under that amount, then you are fine to push the med.