Hello fellow nurses,
I am a new grad. I will start working soon and I am trying to prepare myself. I know that once I do this over and over again I will have it down but at this point I am getting myself confused with diluting. My question is: if I have a med that is supplied for ex. 50mg/ml. If I dilute it in 10cc, will the diluted dosage be 5mg/ml? I am getting myself soo confused. Also If I have a med that states to dilute 50mg in 20ml and the order to give is 50mg. After I dilute it I am to give 2.5cc. Is this correct or am I going crazy. Is there a calculation for this? It seems if you divide the dosage by the dilution amount you will get the cc amount. Sorry if this is confusing. I tried to look this up in a book and am having a hard time finding it. Thanks ahead for all of your advice. Where was I when this was taught in nursing school??