1. A patient with a large DVT is admitted to your unit. Heparin drip is to be initiated at 12 units/kg/hr with a bolus of 6000 units IV. Your drip concentration of 25000 in 250. patient weighs 310 pounds. how fast should you start your rates????
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  3. by   chare
    Why don't you show us what you've done so far.
  4. by   Amelia_123
    I don't have any work because I don't know how to start or even what to do
  5. by   chare
    Think about what you are being asked to do: calculate a weight based heparin infusion. Yoi have been provided all of the information that you need.

    Of the informtion provided, what do think you need to do first?
  6. by   Amelia_123
    convert the weight first right?
  7. by   chare
    Great! What is the weight on kg?

    Sorry about the typos, I'm on my phone.
  8. by   Amelia_123
    original is 310 to convert to kg its 141 what do I do then?
  9. by   chare
    Let's think about this, you're being adked to calculalat an infusion rate, 12 units/kg/hour based on the patient's weight of 141 kg...
  10. by   Amelia_123
    so 12 times 141 right then divide by 25000 then multiply 250????
  11. by   chare
    Sorry, I'n flupping between apps on my phone; what did you gst for the answer?
  12. by   Amelia_123
    I got 16.8
  13. by   Amelia_123
    would I round to 17
  14. by   Amelia_123
    I believe it would be 17