Mind gone blank :/ help with calculations please :-) - page 2

Hello everyone, Okay so I seem to be having a blank moment, and can't seem to work out the answer to these calculations. I guess I just need a quick break down of how to work out the answer, and... Read More

  1. by   passionateaboutlife
    Quote from Esme12
    yes.....now you need find out how many mcg/ml you have available in the bag. Remember your conversions.

    You have 5mg in 95ml. Now find how many mcgs.(5,000mcgs)

    Solution ml
    Drug mcg

    x 60 min/hr x kg x mcg/kg/min = ml/hr
    Dear Esme12,

    Thank you :-)

    100ml x 60 x65kg x0.04= 15600 then divided by 5,000mcg equals 3.12 mls/hr is this correct or should I have converted the 0.04mcg into mg?

    x
  2. by   Esme12
    NO...leave the measurement that you are going to need /give alone......always convert the problem to the measurement to desired med...ending answer.... is in because that is the goal where you want to go and the patient is to receive.

    See you did know how to do it!
  3. by   passionateaboutlife
    Quote from Esme12
    NO...leave the measurement that you are going to need /give alone......always convert the problem to the measurement to desired med...ending answer.... is in because that is the goal where you want to go and the patient is to receive.

    See you did know how to do it!
    Thank you so much Esme12 for your patience and for teaching me how to get there. 😊
  4. by   OlivetheRN
    Quote from Esme12
    NO...leave the measurement that you are going to need /give alone......always convert the problem to the measurement to desired med...ending answer.... is in because that is the goal where you want to go and the patient is to receive.
    That's what I thought. I was thinking maybe I had lost my mind lol
  5. by   Esme12
    Quote from passionateaboutlife
    Thank you so much Esme12 for your patience and for teaching me how to get there. 
    You are welcome......anytime. ((HUGS))

    This is why I say I don't do the problem for people......show me work and I will show you EXACTLY how to find it yourself...thereby making you a better nurse!!!
  6. by   Esme12
    Quote from zipzip314
    That's what I thought. I was thinking maybe I had lost my mind lol
    remember these are students here of varying stages of their journey.
  7. by   nurseprnRN
    Quote from Esme12
    remember these are students here of varying stages of their journey.
    To really lose your mind you have to be a lot more experienced. We can help with that.

    (just kidding)

    Good thinking!

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