Hi Heparin questions please

  1. Can you please give me some heparin calculation questions to work out. You need to know the answer. I will work the question out post the answer and see if I'm right. Anyone game?
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  3. by   altomga
    bag of heparin 25,000units/500cc

    order is to bolus 2000 units
    pt's weight is 70kg

    start gtt at 1550u/hr.
    How many cc/hr on pump should the infusion run?

    (yea I know...easy question
  4. by   CCURN
    You have a 20000 in 1cc vial, and you want 7800 units, how many cc.
  5. by   RNIAM
    is it 0.39cc's?
    The first question is a little over my head yet,sorry. I haven't had to figure weights into it yet.
  6. by   P_RN

    Are all your heparin bags the same concentration? When we went to the standard of 10,000 in 1000 all of a sudden heparin drips became easy as pie.
  7. by   passing thru
    I don't have time right now....packing and shopping and going to the accountants office....maybe you should post it again in student nursing forum...maybe get a study group going...
  8. by   CCURN
    In answer to the first question, I dont think you have to use the weight, that is in there to throw you a bit I think. All she wants is the pump setting!!!!!
    And yes 0.39 is correct,
  9. by   altomga
    I did just throw the weight in as a "little extra". Although we do use weight based protocols to figure the dosages, we don't use them to figure up the cc/hr on the pump.
    A trick they showed me when I started working was to just double the units/hr. If they want 1200unit/hr the pump will run at 24cc/hr. It works! Thank god, b/c I hate math
  10. by   NICU_Nurse
    Ack! That weight thrown in there for good measure just took me back to my days in nursing school and I experienced a horrible flashback thanks to you!!!

    Thanking God I got out alive,

  11. by   altomga
    Sorry Kristi2377!!

    ....YES it does have horrible flashbacks of school time doesn't it??