Med Math: Drips Question #5

Question

The nurse needs to add 30,000 units of heparin to 500 mL D5W. Referring to the label, how many mL of heparin will the nurse add?

Answers

  1. 3 mL
  2. 2 mL
  3. 10 mL
  4. 6 mL

Explanation

Correct response = label observation of 10,000 units of heparin per mL
10,000 u/1 mL = 30,000 u/ x mL = 3 mL. Nurse will draw-up 3mL from the vial and add to the 500 mL infusion solution.