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

by passionateaboutlife

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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 hopefully I will remember it... Read More


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    Quote from passionateaboutlife
    Dear Loriangel14

    Am i correct to think I will need 156 mcg in an hour? Do i then divide 156 by 1000, which will give me 0.156 mg?
    Yep, you need 156 mcg/hr, so you're on thr right track. Next you need to figure out how many mcg you have per milliliter so that you can figure out your flow rate.
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    Quote from passionateaboutlife
    Dear Loriangel14

    Am i correct to think I will need 156 mcg in an hour? Do i then divide 156 by 1000, which will give me 0.156 mg?
    Correct. What do you think the next step will be?
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    Quote from zipzip314
    Yep, you need 156 mcg/hr, so you're on thr right track. Next you need to figure out how many mcg you have per milliliter so that you can figure out your flow rate.
    We have converted the mcgs to mgs so we need to figure out how many mgs per ml.
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    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
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    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!
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    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. 😊
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    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
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    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!!!
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    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.
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    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!
    loriangel14 and Esme12 like this.


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