My peers and I are having issues understanding the following drip calculation problem. Can anyone please help us understand how to get to the provided answer? Thank you very much!!
- The doctor's order reads to titrate propofol drip to keep BIS score between 40 and 60. The patient's current BIS score is 35. The patient weighs 80 kg. On hand is propofol 10 mg/ml. According to policy the nurse may titrate the propofol by 5 mcg/kg/min every 10 minutes to achieve desired result. The patient is currently receiving propofol at 60 mcg/kg/min. What rate should the nurse change the pump to?
Answer: 26.4 ml/hr