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    Help!! I have lost my kfactor calculation card. You know the one,....it helps me plug in my conversion factor to figure out my mcg/kg/min and ml/hour for my gtts. I have become so reliant on it that I cannot function with out it. Help from the mathmatical brains out there so I can make another one!!! Thanks......
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    Help!! I have lost my kfactor calculation card. You know the one,....it helps me plug in my conversion factor to figure out my mcg/kg/min and ml/hour for my gtts. I have become so reliant on it that I cannot function with out it. Help from the mathmatical brains out there so I can make another one!!! Thanks......
    mcg/kg/min...........take the total amount of the drug in the bag in mgs, so lets say Neosynepherine is 10mg in 250cc's. Take 10mg x 1000 (to convert to mcg). Take that answer (10,000) divided by 250 to get it down to mcg per cc. Take the answer from that divided by 60 to get it into minutes and then take the answer from that and divide it by the patients weight in kg's to get MCG/KG/MIN. If you just need MCG/MIN skip the weight part. That will ultimately give you a "constant" which is essential the amount of drug in one cc indexed to your patient. Take the constant multiplied by the ML's per hour to get the total mcg's. Another way to do it is to take your desired dose.............lets say I want my patient on 150 mcgs of NEO, so take 150 mcg divided by your constant and it will tell you what to set your pump at. Easy enough?
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    Excellent,....I kind of figured out again on my own but you helped confirmed my answer. Thanks so much!!!


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