Hello, I have a problem with one specific area in dosage calculations and that is, when I am asked how many ml of a substance will I add to the bag. Here is a specific problem:
On hand: 500ml bag of 5% dextrose in .2 normal saline and KCL 20 meq/10ml and microdrip (60 gtt/ml)
Ordered: IVs 500 ml of 5% Dextrose in .2 normal saline over 8 hours with KCL 4meq/100ml
How much (ml) KCL will you add to the 500 ml bag?
On hand: 500 ml bag of 5% dextrose in .2 normal saline and a vial of Aminophylline 250mg/10ml
Ordered: IVs 5% dextrose in .2 normal saline with Aminophylline 25mg/100ml to run @ 50ml/hr
How much (ml) Aminophylline will you add to the 500 ml bag?
Any assistance will be greatly appreciated with this!!!! Thanks in advance!