Dosage Calculations Practice – Dosage Calculation 1A

How to calculate IV flow rates: Intravenous fluid must be given at a specific rate, neither too fast nor too slow. The specific rate may be measured as ml/hour, L/hour or drops/min. To control or adjust the flow rate only drops per minute are used. The burette contains a needle or plastic dropper which gives the number of drops per […]

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Very basic dosage calculations refresher – Dosage Calcs

    Common Conversion Factors in Medical Dosage Calculations As a healthcare professional, you have to convert patient weights, fluid volumes, medication weights, and more. Conversion math isn’t hard to do as long as you know the basic conversion factors. Here are the most useful ones: Converting lb to kg and kg to lb lb = kg × 2.2 kg […]

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IV Piggyback Medication Administration – Skills

The only item that I would add to this is that most facilities do not allow any medication or IV fluid to run on gravity anymore. Please be sure to check your facilities policy and procedures for medication administration. Six Rights Of Medication Administration The Six Rights When you are giving medication, regardless of the type of medication, you must […]

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Calculating IV drug Infusion Rates

Another Example How to calculate IV flow rates: Intravenous fluid must be given at a specific rate, neither too fast nor too slow. The specific rate may be measured as ml/hour, L/hour or drops/min. To control or adjust the flow rate only drops per minute are used. The burette contains a needle or plastic dropper which gives the number of […]

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Protonix – a quick med podcast and information

  Protonix (Pantoprazole): is a proton pump inhibitor used to treat certain stomach and esophageal           problems (such as acid reflux). It works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach makes. This medication relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough. It helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, it helps prevent ulcers, and may help to prevent cancer of the esophagus. Protonix belongs […]

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Mirella – Nursing Student

  We want to thank our many fans of our Facebook page.  If you are a fan of our page please let us know. Just send us a message.  We are happy to help you meet your goals. Featured today is: Mirella who is a nursing student.  Bilingual. Her short term goal: “just get through nursing school” she would like […]

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To all the Military Nurses. Thank You

Military Nurses care for patients within the military, all over the globe. These nurses are no different from other nurses as they administer medication, treat wounds, and care for the sick. However, one of the more interesting things about being a Military Nurse is that your assignments can take you all over the world.

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