Dosage Calc Help.

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    I had these down pretty well ... the break came by and I totally forgot!!! (sorta)

    I should have practiced some over the break ... every clinical we get a quiz at the start of the semester ... we get 2 chances to pass.

    I have some questions. I have worked out my problems

    The doctor has ordered Mandol 1000mg in D5W 100ml infuse over 30minutes. The drop factor for the tubing is 20. How many gtts/min will be infused? ( Set up the problem)100/30 mL = 3.33 X 20 = 67gtts/min (they tell us to round to the nearest whole #)

    1. The medication order is to give 500mg of Amoxil po. How much will the nurse administer?Medication Box says 250 mg/ 5 mL

    500mg/250mg X 5mL = 10 mL
    The nurse will administer 10 mL

    Total Parenteral Nutrition(TPN) 1000 ml to infuse over 24 hours.
    How many ml/hr willinfuse?
    1,000 mL / 24

    = 41.6 mL/hr
    (they didnt specify what rounding they wanted)


    these are all the practice questions I have... It seems almost too easy... I'm scared Dx especially the drop rate
    Last edit by Esme12 on Jan 15, '13 : Reason: Formatting
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    Volume (mL) x Drop Factor (gtts/mL) = Y (Flow Rate in gtts/min)
    Time (min)


    100ml x 20gtts/ml = (66.6) 67 gtts/min
    30 min

    See you are beginning to get it!
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    Thank you! Got a 100. Ready to start my second round of clinical now!
    GrnTea, DawnJ, and Esme12 like this.
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    congrats!!!!
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    Please help!!!!!! I have a test tomorrow on this...

    Help me find the answer....
    Ordered: Ampicillin 50 mg in 30 cc over 30 min, flush with 15 cc

    On hand: Set calibration is 60 get/ min

    Give: -----------cc/hr?

    Thanks!
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    Quote from patofisiologia
    Please help!!!!!! I have a test tomorrow on this...

    Help me find the answer....
    Ordered: Ampicillin 50 mg in 30 cc over 30 min, flush with 15 cc

    On hand: Set calibration is 60 get/ min

    Give: -----------cc/hr?

    Thanks!
    Quite a few things they've given you here are extraneous.

    If you need to give 30 cc in 30 min, how many cc do you give in an hour?


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