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    drug calculation

    Hi , help with the following ....the patient is prescribed a drug to be administered
    at a rate of 4mcg per minute . The drug is available in a concentration of
    2mg in 50mls drawn up in a 50ml syringe .
    How many mls per hour would you set the syring driver pump at ?
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    Re: drug calculation

    Quote Originally Posted by minicooper58 View Post
    Hi , help with the following ....the patient is prescribed a drug to be administered
    at a rate of 4mcg per minute . The drug is available in a concentration of
    2mg in 50mls drawn up in a 50ml syringe .
    How many mls per hour would you set the syring driver pump at ?
    1 000 mcg =1 mg
    rate desired per hr = 4 * 60 =240 mcg per hr = .24 mg per hr
    Conc of drug =2/50 = .04 mg per cc
    0.04 * cc /hr = 0.24 mg/hr
    cc/hr =6
    Last edited by bjhopper; December 13th 2011 at 07:38 AM. Reason: correct mistake
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