More Drug calculations....again I think you will all get more from this if you actually prescribe the the drugs/fluids/additives on a real drug chart
The fluid protocol in your hospital for children is as follows. Maintenance fluids: 4ml/kg/hr first 10 kilo, 2ml/kg/hr 2nd 10 kilos, 1ml/kg/hr subsequent weight. Prescribe maintenance fluids Maintenance for 5, 11, 18, 25 and 30 kg children on a drug chart
A more difficult one. In the HDU adrenaline (epinephrine) is mixed as 4mg in 50 ml of saline and administered using a syringe driver. You are asked to prescribe 5 microgrammes per kilo per hour for an 80 kg man. What infusion rate (in ml/hr) is required?
You are on the admisssions unit and a patient has been admitted with a significant overdose (you could think what I mean by that) but for the timebeing you are asked to prescrive the N-acetyl cysteine for the patient (65 kg). Prescribe this on a fluid chart.