# Iv+po

1. Could anyone tell me the formula in calculating IV +PO? Thanks :-)

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3. Hey Teshiee! Long time no see! Not sure I understand what you need. Are you looking for a formula for changing an IV med to PO?
4. When in doubt, check it out. Call the MD to change the order from IV to po. You have way to many responsibilities as it is to play pharmacist!

Good luck!
5. Some meds convert over without any change, others need to be a percentage, such as Theo to Aminoph. But, all meds have to be rewritten, not just...change to PO, they have to be a new order.
6. I think she's talking about when a babies feeding is advancing, and the RN is trying wean the IV fluids.

Again, I would request an order, but if you know how much fluids/kg the docs want that day, you can calculate it.

Example: they want 100cc/k/d, the kiddo weighs 1500gms=150cc in 24hrs. IV rate=6.3cc (rounded off). If you're feeding q3h, that's 18.5q3h. The baby gets 4cc gavage fdg, 18.5minus 4 divided by 3=hourly rate. I came up w/ 4.9cc. When you increase the feeding, recalculate.