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by santos2010 santos2010 (New Member) New Member

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Am a new nurse. The Dr Ordered Zosyn 3.375mg IV q6HR. The bag says 100ml vol, 200ml/hr to infuse over 30 min, what rate do you set the pump at? Please i need an answer. Thanks

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Pixiesmom has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Medical-Surgical, Hemodialysis.

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Really? Find your preceptor and ask for him or her to guide you. Much love to you from one new nurse to another but you need to be able to calculate this on your own.

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ann4997 specializes in SNF, Med Surg.

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As the previous poster said - you answered your own question. If you are ever unsure of something it is more important to be safe (and ask a question) than appear that you know what you are doing and make a mistake. NEVER be afraid to ask questions -- put your pride aside and practice safely. Good luck...

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sonja77 has 6 years experience and specializes in medical, telemetry, IMC.

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100ml vol, 200ml/hr to infuse over 30 min

like everybody else said, you answered your own question!

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crb613 has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med Surg/Tele/ER.

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am a new nurse. the dr ordered zosyn 3.375mg iv q6hr. the bag says 100ml vol, 200ml/hr to infuse over 30 min, what rate do you set the pump at? please i need an answer. thanks

try this site. you can practice, and check your answers....i would agree with others you need to ask for help.

[color=#0e774a]www.manuelsweb.com/nrs_calculators.htm

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mpccrn has 30 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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set the pump at a rate of 200, thus the 100ml bag will infuse in 30 min.

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psu_213 has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency, Telemetry, Transplant.

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Is this some sort of a trick question?

The only thing I will say that is (sorta) in defense of the OP: we occationally get IV meds (such as antibiotics) that have an infusion rate listed on the label different from the infusion rate that comes up when it is entered into the pump.

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Esme12 is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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am a new nurse. the dr ordered zosyn 3.375mg iv q6hr. the bag says 100ml vol, 200ml/hr to infuse over 30 min, what rate do you set the pump at? .....really? please i need an answer. thanks

the aqnswer is in the question. you can always call pharmacy.

you need to find your perceptor, supervisor, instructor immediately, you need very close guidance in medication administration and dosages.

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LegzRN has 4 years experience and specializes in CEN, CPEN, RN-BC.

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am a new nurse. the dr ordered zosyn 3.375mg iv q6hr. the bag says 100ml vol, 200ml/hr to infuse over 30 min, what rate do you set the pump at? please i need an answer. thanks

you mean grams?

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merlee has 36 years experience.

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You can't be serious. The answer is part of what you typed.

Get help.

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IVRUS has 32 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vascular Access.

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Am a new nurse. The Dr Ordered Zosyn 3.375mg IV q6HR. The bag says 100ml vol, 200ml/hr to infuse over 30 min, what rate do you set the pump at? Please i need an answer. Thanks

Sometimes the easiest things can trip us up... don't be freaked out by the information on the bag, but rather break-it-down: If you have 100 cc in volume, and you want it to infuse over 30 minutes, remember that a pump will usually work in milliliters per hour, so divide the mls in the bag, by the time IN HOURS:

100 / 0.5 = 200. Which is, btw, what your label reflects. And yes, it should by 3.375 gms. :)

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