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- by lovelylady42 Jan 22, '12A client is receiving 2mg in 250mL D5W. The order is to infuse at 20mL/hr.
The answers I keep getting are:
The book answers are:
Who is wrong me or the book? lol
- Jan 22, '12 by psu_213I've worked it out twice and go the same things you did. I don't 100% trust my math, so I'm not willing yet to say that the book is wrong. Maybe someone else can check our answers.
- Jan 22, '12 by artimjoi got the same answers like yours too...
- Jan 22, '12 by SentimentalGeekI got the same answers too. If we're all getting it wrong it must be something ridiculously easy to overlook!
- Jan 22, '12 by locolorenzo22A 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.