Quote from RNrerun
Wow. Thanks for all the help. I'm going to assume there's something wrong with this problem. I'm trying to re-learn all these calculations that I haven't done in years and years, and it doesn't take much to confuse me. I have been using dosagehelp.com to practice, and I'll check out the other one that Esmel reccommended. I'll have to take a medications test at the hospital, and I'm trying to get all this straight in my head before I go in there!
There's nothing wrong with the problem.
In this case, the patient's weight is irrelevant - it doesn't impact the dose, so it's simply left out.
dose ordered = 2 g in 250 cc (cc = mL)
infusion rate = 4mg/min
4mg/min x 250mL/2g x 1g/1000mg x 60min/hr = 30 mL/hr