Order: Dopamine 5 mg/kg/day IV q4h in 120 mL of D5W over 1 hour.
On Hand: Dopamine IV 20 mL vial with 10 mg/mL.
Patient weights 135 lbs
Dilute the desired dose in 120 mL of D5W
Calculate the flow rate in ml/hr for the infusion pump:________________________
What I know so far:
135 lbs is 61.36 kg
Order by mg/dose:
(5mg/kg/day) X (61.36 kg) X (1 day/6 doses) = 51.14 mg/dose
lost from here: