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IV Medication Calculations

IV Medication Calculations

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    • 1. DRUG CALCULATIONS In the critical care unit Sherry L. Knowles, RN, CCRN, CRNI
    • 2. FORMULAS
      • Too Many
      • Too Complicated
      • Too much room for error!
    • 3. ONE FORMULA
      • Desired X Kg
      • ---------------------- X 60 = rate (cc/hr)
      • Final Concentration
      • (conc.)
    • 4. TWO STEPS
      • STEP # 1
      •   Concentrations = amt. / V ol
      • & X (times) 1000
      • Conversions = or
      •  (divided by) 1000
      STEP # 2 FORMULA
    • 5. ONE FORMULA
      • Desired X Kg
      • ---------------------- X 60 = rate (cc/hr)
      • Final Concentration
      • (conc.)
    • 6. PRACTICE
      • Desired X Kg
      • ---------------------- X 60 = rate (cc/hr)
      • Final Concentration
      • (conc.)
    • 7. REVERSE FORMULA
      • Conc. X rate
      • ----------------  60 = desired
      • Kg
    • 8. PRACTICE
      • Desired X Kg
      • ---------------------- X 60 = rate (cc/hr)
      • Final Concentration
      • (conc.)