Nursing Math formulas

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Nursing Math formulas
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2015-03-05 23:05:59
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  1. gtt/min.
    V (volume) / T (time in minutes) x C (callibration)
  2. What is the purpose of a Reconstituted medication?

    What routes are they used for?
    The medication comes in a powder that must be "reconstituted" into a liquid form.

    IM or IV (read carefully)
  3. When reconstituting, what is the most important information on the label or package insert?
    It will tell you the amount of mg/mL after reconstituting.
  4. Regarding reconstituting, how do you solve how many doses are in a vial?
    Look @ the label and it will tell you the "weight" of the powder before reconstituting. 

    Take the Wt (of the med in mg in bottle) divided by the dose (DO's dose): bottle by wt./dose
  5. Define the following abbreviations:
    D5W
    RL

    What are they?
    • Dextrose 5% in Water
    • Ringer's lactate: isotonic solution that replenishes fluids and electrolytes.

     

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