Hello nurses and student nurses..
I need some help figuring out the answer to a heparin problem. I'm coming up with an answer but I'm not quite sure if I have it correct. Please guide me...
4. ORDER: Give a heparin drip of 25, 000 units in 500 cc D5W at 9 cc/hr
Heparin: Prevents recurrence of thrombosis; use with tPa. Adjust dose to keep
APTT at 1.5-2.0 times control. ASA often given with heparin. Protamine reverses
heparin. Watch for bleeding.
Available is 10,000 units/1 cc
QUESTION: How many cc of heparin would be added to the IV?
Would this formula work?
Desired amount = cc
Conc in sum
QUESTION: What is the concentration of heparin per cc in the IV bag after
QUESTION: How many units of heparin per hour is the patient receiving?
QUESTION: If the MD ordered the drip increased by 200 units/hr, what
would the IV rate be (cc/hr)?