202 Math Assignment 2

Name: ________________________________________

Complete the following advanced IV calculations. The problems and drug orders are presented for practice only, and actual prescribed dosages will vary according to a patient’s age, condition, reaction, additional medications, and other factors. Compute the “watch count” flow rate for the following questions. 1. 1 L D5W with 10,000 Units heparin to infuse at 1000 Units/h The drop factor is 20 gtt/mL. Flow rate: __________ gtt/min 2. 1000 mL NS with 10,000 Units heparin to infuse at 750 Units/h The drop factor is 12 gtt/mL. Flow rate: __________ gtt/min 3. One of your patients has an IV that is flowing at a rate of 10 gtt/min. The IV bag contains a solution of 500 mL NS with 20,000 Units of heparin. The drop factor is 15 gtt/mL. How many units is the patient receiving per 24 hours? __________ Units/24h

Compute the answers to the following questions based on this information. A patient’s IV order for lidocaine states that he should receive an IV bolus of 50 mg over 1 minute, using a supply of 1% lidocaine. 4. What is the supply dosage of the lidocaine in mg/mL? __________ mg/mL _________ mL

5. How many milliliters will you administer for this order, using the available supply?

6. A patient’s order for Pepcid states that she should receive an IV bolus of 20 mg Pepcid diluted in NS to a total volume of 10 mL which is to be injected over 2 minutes. The supply is Pepcid 10 mg/mL. Compute the volume of Pepcid and the volume of NS. Pepcid: __________ mL 7. Order: Supply: Pepcid 20 mg added to 100 mL D5W IV in 30 min q.12h An infusion pump will be used. Pepcid 10 mg/mL NS: __________ mL

Compute the volume of Pepcid to be added to the 100 mL D5W. Compute the flow rate. Pepcid: __________ mL Flow rate: __________ mL/h

Compute the answers to the following questions based on this information. A patient’s IV fluids are to be limited. His continuous IV order is for 2000 mL of NS every 24 hours. He is to receive an IV PB of 150 mg of netromycin in 100 mL NS infused in 2 hours, every 8 hours. His IV flow rate is controlled by an infusion pump. Answer the following questions about his IV PB. 8. What is the flow rate of his IV PB? __________ mL/h __________ mL/day

9. How many milliliters per day flow for his IV PB?

10. How many hours per day does his IV PB flow? ____________ hrs 11. Answer the following questions about his continuous IV. How many milliliters per day will he receive with his regular IV? How many hours will his continuous IV flow per 24 hours? What will his regular IV flow rate be, in mL/hour? __________ mL/day __________ hours/day __________ mL/h

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