10, 15, 20, 60?
I am trying to get a head start on my dosage and calculations for my last semester of school (school doesn't start for another week). I can figure out dosage, times, settings, concentration, etc, with no problems. But with a few of the questions, they ask, "which tubing would you use for....?" I've never thought of that. So, here's the question-
1g Keflin in 50mL D5W to infuse in 20 min. Choose the appropriate tubing for this infusion:
B. 15 gtts/mL
C. 20 gtts/mL
D. 60 gtts/mL
I set up my problem like this:
------ X (type of tubing) = _____gtt/min
Doing the math, the answers are:
A would come out to 25 gtt/min
B would come out to 37.5 gtt/min
D would come out to 150gtt/min
So which one do I choose? How do you know which tubing to use?