# IV Push Medications

1. 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:

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

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If you can only infuse 4 mgs per min how many mins will it take to give the 80mgs.
4. 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
5. Hmmm. I wonder if what the book means is not to exceed 4mg/kg/min? That's my only thought!
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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:

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