IVPB dosage calculations - page 2

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One more question I have pertaining to dosage calculations lol and then I will leave you alone:-) I am not understanding this problem Physcian Order: Gentamicin 200mg IVPB every 6 hours On hand: 200 mg in 100 mL D5W to be... Read More


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    Quote from studentmomme
    I'm not sure if I am doing this right...can someone please help me out??

    Here's the problem...

    Ordered Dilantin IV 375 mg now and then 50 mg/hr cont. infusion. It comes mixed in 1.5 Gm Dilantin in 1000 ml's NS bag. How many mg's per ml is in this mixture?


    How many ml's per hour will you set the pump for the first NOW order/dosage infusion?


    What will you set the lockout on the pump for the first NOW order?


    How many ml's per hour will you set the pump after the first NOW infusion has infused for the next ordered continuous 50 mg/hr?

    What will you set the lockout on the pump for this continuous infusion? (remember to calculate the original NOW order volume)
    Exactly which part of this problem are you having trouble with? If you answer these questions one by one, they are very straightforward.
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    the lockout to be specific
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    By "lockout" I think they mean volume to be infused.

    You have the dose, concentration, and rate, so find the volume you would program into the pump for the now infusion and the continuous infusion. I believe the question is directing you to use the same bag.


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