Med Math: Drips Question #2

Question

New orders on the above client are to increase the infusion by 2 units/kg/hr based on latest coagulation lab results. What is the new rate for the infusion?

Answers

  1. 30 mL/hr
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  2. 25 mL/hr
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  3. 14 mL/hr
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  4. the rate stays at 27 mL/hr
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Explanation

Correct response = total units/total vol = units per hr / x mL
Calculate u/hr/kg (use above 18 u/kg/hr + 2 u/kg/hr) = 20 u/kg/hr
20 units x 75 kg = 1500 units/hr then plug into equation
25,000 units/500 ml = 1500 units per hr/ x mL = 750,000/25,000 = 30 mL/hr

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