I'm currently at the end of my most difficult course in Nursing, all Med-Surg. I had a rotation on the Pediatrics floor and had a 2 week old neonate as my patient. I am required to do calculations for the Heparin that was given but can't seem to find the correct Safe Dose Range reference of numbers :/
Here is the information I do have:
250mL bag NaCl 0.225% + 1unit/mL @ 2mL/hour
All of the ranges I come across refer to 0.5-2 units/mL in a 250mL bag and 28units/kg/dose for maintenance with the running IV at 1-2mL/hour. Is anyone familiar with this type of calculation? Know where to direct me? Or how to explain the circumstances?
When I calculated the 28 units/kg/dose my instructor said it came to 1.08 mL and stated that I needed to recalculate the medication.
Thanks in advance!!