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IV Flow Rate Help

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juicyjeff juicyjeff (Member)

Thanks everyone.

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emtb2rn, BSN, RN, EMT-B

Specializes in Emergency. Has 21 years experience.

What do YOU think? What's wrong with the order as you present it?

The physician orders "Ancef 1 Gm IVPB TID".

Pharmacy prepares the 1 Gm in 50 ml of 0.45% NS.

You should administer the Ancef at which one of the following rates?

This question is missing data. You need to know the time frame allotted for the drug. Without that you cannot solve the problem.

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Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

Is this the whole question?

emtb2rn, BSN, RN, EMT-B

Specializes in Emergency. Has 21 years experience.

Then it's a lousy question. Go back to your instructor and ask for clarification.

mrsboots87

Specializes in Neuro, Telemetry. Has 6 years experience.

Definately missing information. It is not the nurses responsibility to know the time frame that the drug needs to be administered over. The physician should have that written. Plus, without the amount of time, you cannot set up the equation using formula or DA. Tell your instructor.