Med Math: Drips Question #5
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?
- 3 mL
- 2 mL
- 10 mL
- 6 mL
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.
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