so to administer 50mg/hr .... at a concentration of 4mg/ml... 50/4 = 12.5 ml/hr <--- run pump at this rate
Apr 8, '13
While I have no doubt that giving the complete answer was well-intended, I believe that it isn't the best way for a student to learn. When you are allowed the reach the answer "on your own" with perhaps a nudge or two in the right the direction the process will make sense. A nurse needs to understand what the numbers represent and do their own appropriate conversions. They also need to be able to judge if every calculated and administered dose is a reasonable/safe.