Heparin floor stock is provided as follows: Heparin 25,000 units in 0.45% NaCL 500 ml. Your patient is male, 65 years old and weights 78 Kg. The order reads to administer 18 units/kg/hr.
a, How many units of heparin will be administered per hour?
b, If the pump were to be programmed in ml/hr, what is the rate to be delivered for the above example.