Holly F.

asked • 01/24/17

Med Calculation

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.

Joy T.

Hi Holly, This type of math problem requires several calculations. It is easier to understand if explained step by step.  I would be happy to help you with med calculations via tutoring sessions if you still need some assistance.  
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03/09/17

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