We got our 1st dosage calculation quiz, and I feel pretty good about most of the questions, but am confused by this one:
Ordered: D5W 1000 mL plus sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) 25.8 mEq at 12 mL per hour IV. NaHCO3 is supplied in a 50-mL ampule containing 44.6 mEq. How many mL of NaHCO3 will be added to the 1000 mL of D5W?
How I ended up doing it:
25.8 mEq x 50 mL/44.6 mEq = 28.92 mL
Is this right? I appreciated any input on this one.