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 all again.
1) For this question, I want to work out the mls per hour:
5mgs (5mls) in 95mls of Dextrose 5% to run at 0.04mcg/Kg/min. (Patient weight= 65Kg)
2) If a patient is on lets say 10mls of Epinephrine (Adrenaline) an hour. How do I work out how many mcg/Kg/min is that (if there is 10mgs of Epinephrine in 90mls of Dextrose 5% and patient's weight is 95Kg)?
If anyone reading this is able to give me a mini tutorial on how to work the above answers, I would be forever grateful.
Thank you in advance, for taking the time to read this
Aug 17, '13
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) how many mcg/ml?
= 52.6 mcg/ml
and you need 156mcg/hr. How many ml/hr needs to infuse to equal 156?
= 2.9ml/hr rounded to 3ml/hr
Last edit by Esme12 on Aug 17, '13