IV Push Medications

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    I just need some help with understanding how to do this problem. I feel stupid because other students make it so simple and I am struggling like crazy trying to figure it out


    The doctor orders furosemide 80 mg IVP now. What is the rate of administration for this dose?


    Here is the information

    Implementation:

    Direct IV: Administer undiluted
    Rate: Administer slowly over 1-2 minutes
    Intermittment Infusion: Dilute large doses
    Rate: Not to exceed 4 mg/min

    Thanks for anyone who answers
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    DosageHelp.com - Helping Nursing Students Learn Dosage Calculations This site will help.

    If you can only infuse 4 mgs per min how many mins will it take to give the 80mgs.
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    I did the math and it would take 20 minutes to do so but the book says that administer slowly over 1-2 minutes and the back of the book says the answer is the rate of administration for this dose is 1-2 minutes

    *slaps forward*

    UUUggghhh I am so stressed and tired I didn't read carefully enough

    Thanks
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    Hmmm. I wonder if what the book means is not to exceed 4mg/kg/min? That's my only thought!
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    Quote from Nscorpiored
    I just need some help with understanding how to do this problem. I feel stupid because other students make it so simple and I am struggling like crazy trying to figure it out

    The doctor orders furosemide 80 mg IVP now. What is the rate of administration for this dose?

    Here is the information

    Implementation:

    Direct IV: Administer undiluted
    Rate: Administer slowly over 1-2 minutes
    Intermittment Infusion: Dilute large doses
    Rate: Not to exceed 4 mg/min

    Thanks for anyone who answers
    Your answer is in your post:

    1.) Direct IV = undiluted slowly over 1-2mins

    2.) intermittent IV = diluted with a rate not greater than 4mg/min

    You are giving IVP or direct IV so use that rate.
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