A client is receiving 2mg in 250mL D5W. The order is to infuse at 20mL/hr.
ok, so what do we need to do first? First figure out how many mg are in 1 mL. take 2mg/250mls = .008 mg in 1 mL * 20mls/hr = 0.16 mg/hr. for mcg/hr multiply by 100 (0.16 * 100) = 160 mcg/hr. then take that 160mcg/hr and divide by 60 mins/hr = 2.7 mcg/hr (rounding up). I think with all this explained, the book is wrong. Not to mention trying to infuse 20ml/hr is really slow. I can't think of too many drugs that run this slowly. some cardiac ones, but it would make sense to run the dosages this slow.