Rn Hesi Dosage Calculations

Rn Hesi Dosage Calculations ( 32 Questions)

Question 1 :

The healthcare provider prescribes amiodarone 0.5 mg/min intravenously (IV) for a client with a ventricular dysrhythmia. The IV bag contains amiodarone 360 mg in dextrose 5% in water (D5W) 200 mL. How many mL/hour should the nurse program the infusion pump? (Enter numerical value only. If rounding is required, round to the nearest whole number.)



Correct Answer: ["17 mL\/h"]

To calculate the infusion rate, we need to use the formula:

Infusion rate (mL/h) = Dose (mg/min) x Volume (mL) / Concentration (mg)

Plugging in the given values, we get:

Infusion rate (mL/h) = 0.5 mg/min x 200 mL / 360 mg

Simplifying, we get:

Infusion rate (mL/h) = 100 mL / 360 min

Converting minutes to hours, we get:

Infusion rate (mL/h) = 100 mL / 6 h

Dividing both sides by 6, we get:

Infusion rate (mL/h) = 16.67 mL/h

Rounding to the nearest whole number, we get:

Infusion rate (mL/h) = 17 mL/h

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