Dosage Calculation Problem


A 34 year-old patient was admitted to ICU after a motor vehicle accident. He has an order for Norcuron IV 1 mg/kg/min in 100 mL NS to control respirations while he is on a ventilator. His weight is 220 pounds. What is the hourly rate that the Norcuron is infusing?

Ok, I know from the question that the pt is supposed to be getting 100mg/min. (220lbs/2.2= 100kg; 1mg/kg x 100kg= 100mg/min)

But I'm lost at this point. It just doesn't seem to have all of the information I need in order to set up the problem.




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Turns out the instructor left out some info, so please disregard this post. Thanks.

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