Here are the answers to the first group of drug calculations...see how you got on:
1. You are looking after an adult admitted with DKA. The protocol asks for an Insulin infusion at 0.05 units/kg/hour via 50 ml syringe driver. Describe HOW you would set up the infusion. 45kg adult. Prescribe this on an infusion/additive chart
We can discuss this at the drop-in session this week. More calculations coming tomorrow
In order to get some prescribing resources out there we intend to publish a series of prescribing problems on the website. The problems will appear at least weekly with the "answers" appearing a couple of days later. We'll use the standard exam stationery available on the LSE, but also available below in case you haven't got access to the LSE.