Iv medication calculation question
- 0Apr 7, '13 by PandanappinHi!
I am having difficulty with this question.. can anyone explain to me how to do it?
Order: titrated medication 1 g in 250 mL, infused at 50 mg/hr
How many milliliters per hour must be infused to deliver 50 mg/hr?
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- 4Apr 8, '13 by macawakeWhile 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.
Sorry to be a bit of a downer