Med Math: Drips Question #10

Question

The nurse is caring for a client with heparin 20,000 units in 500 mL D5W scheduled to run at 1,000 units/hr. How many mL/hr will the nurse set the IV pump?

Answers

  1. 32 mL/hr
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  2. 45 mL/hr
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  3. 50 mL/hr
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  4. 25 mL/hr
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Explanation

Correct response = total units in IV/total vol = units per hr/ x mL
20,000 units/500 mL = 1,000 units per hr/ x mL = 25 mL/hr

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