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
by Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN Senior Moderator
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