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____ mL = 1 quart or 1 liter
1000 mL

1 mg = gr ____
gr i = ____ mg
gr ____ = 1 g
1/60 gr
60 mg
gr XV

____mg = 1 g
____ mcg = 1 mg
1000 mg; mcg


Abbott = ____ gtt/mL
15 gtt/mL

Cutter = ____ gtt/mL
20 gtt/mL

Calculate Running Time:
Problem: 1000mL D LR; Infusing at 25 gtt/min; Administration set is 20 gtt/mL. Calculate the Running Time.
 = 25 gtt/min
 SO ....
 20,000 gtt = 25 gtt/min ⇒ 20,000 ÷ 25
 = 800 min
 Convert⇒ (800÷60=13.3)(0.33x0.60=0.199)
 = 13 hours and 20 minutes

The concentration per volume administered over an ordered period of time is the most ____________ and ___________ method of drug administration. The administration of potent drugs may be ordered by concentration per minute or hour.
Accurate & Safest

Problem: Infuse Lidocaine 2g in 500mL DW at 2mg/min. What is the rate of flow with a 60gtt/ml set?
 2000mg : 500mL = 2mg : x mL
 2000 x = 1000
 x = 0.5 gtt/min (to be given over 1 min)
 = 30 gtt/min

Example: The healthcare provider has prescribed a continuous IV of heparin 25,000 units in 250 mL of NS via infusion pump to infuse at a rate of 18 units/kg/hr. The client weighs 110 pounds. What hourly rate should be set on the infusion pump?
 The nurse must first convert the client’s weight from pounds to kilograms.
 2.2 lbs = 1 kg
 2.2 lbs: 1 kg = 110 lbs: x kg
 2.2x = 110
 x = 50kg
 To calculate the hourly rate for the heparin infusion, multiply the client’s weight in kg by 18 units of heparin:
 50 x 18 = 900 units of heparin per hour
 Set up the problem to determine the mL per hour that will provide 900 units of heparin per hour.
 25,000 units : 250mL = 900 units : x mL
 25,000x = 225,000
 x = 9 mL per hour

