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- by tigerlily777 Nov 24, '12A client with postpartum bleeding following placental expulsion is ordered 20 units of oxytocin (Pitocin) in 1,000 mL of normal saline solution at 20 milliunits/minute for 20 minutes. What flow rate is needed (in milliliters per hour) to deliver the dose via infusion pump?
pls pls pls help! i've been racking my brain in getting the right solution.
- It's a 2:1 ratio. That should help.
- Break down the units to milliuntis per ml and then work it out.
- Nope. It's homework. You can tell me how you figured it out. I didn't give you an answer. I told you how it breaks down with mu/ml since most that don't work L&D don't know. (I know I didn't!) you can get the answer and explain it. We can tell you if you are right.
- I know the right answer is 60 ml/hr but I just couldn't figure out the solution. That's why I asked for help here. I have spent an hour stuck in this question so I'm begging for your help.
- Apparently they moved my post to a different thread. Okay. Truth of the matter is I only created an account here so that someone could help me with this question. I've been lurking around for a few weeks in the NCLEX discussion board because I'm taking mine next week and I was happy that nurses/BSNs were willing to help each other out on a question (I saw that morphine question and everyone were discussing their rationales which was awesome and very helpful on my part). I've been answering questions and I stumbled upon this one. Spent an hour and still couldn't get the solution. I hope someone would help me. This question has been bothering me since yesterday. Anyway, if no one's willing to break it down for me then I'll just hope and pray I won't get this question on my NCLEX. Cheers!
- If its at the 2:1 ratio that I think it should be I get 40ml/hr. see attached picture.
- Quote from iluvpathoSo should I just re-schedule my exam because I had trouble with this ONE question?Im not trying to be rude but I am kind of confused that a student that has already graduated and is taking their NCLEX next week can't figure out a simple dosage calculation...