anonymous
  • anonymous
I'm currently taking health calculations and I can not figure out these few problems here is number one...The maximum daily dose of a medication is 1400 mg. A continuous IV of 500 mL of NS with 1 g of the medication is ordered to infuse at 25 mL/h. What is the dosage of medication infusing per hour? Can anyone help me PLEASE
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anonymous
  • anonymous
every hour 1/20th of the bag is used, and if the one gram of the medication is evenly distributed in the bag, 1/20th of the 1 gram will be used per hour.
anonymous
  • anonymous
so does that mean that 5mL of the medication is infusing per hour? 5mL/h
anonymous
  • anonymous
gram is a weight and Liter is a volume, you have to express it in terms of weight

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anonymous
  • anonymous
1000mg/20 or 50mg/h
anonymous
  • anonymous
the maximum is not what im solving for im tryin to figure out how much medication is being infused per hr if 1g is pretty much dissolved in 500 mL right?
anonymous
  • anonymous
I read it as 50mg/h, that is the rate of the medication with respect to the rate of the IV

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