Ch. 23 - Heparin - Ch 23 Heparin Calculations High-alert medication Heparin doses are expressed in USP units Based on kg weight Administered IV or

Ch. 23 - Heparin - Ch 23 Heparin Calculations High-alert...

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Ch. 23 → Heparin Calculations High-alert medication Heparin doses are expressed in USP units Based on kg weight Administered IV or subcutaneously Ordered units/hr or mL/hr (IV = units/hr) o Delivered with infusion pump Heparin flush dose is usually 10 units/mL and NEVER exceeds 100 units/mL Heparin sodium for injection and heparin lock flush solution can NEVER be used interchangeably Heparin MUST be double-checked by another nurse Obtain independent verification of the dosage to ensure accuracy Calculating Subcutaneous Dosages Tuberculin syringe is used with subcutaneous injections o Calibrated in tenths and hundredths of a mL) o Dosages never rounded to nearest tenth Calculating IV Heparin Solutions Calculating the rate in units/hr can be done by using ratio and proportion or formula Example: An IV solution of heparin is ordered for a client. D5W 1,000mL containing 20,000 units of heparin is to infuse at 30mL/hr. Calculate the dosage of heparin the client is to receive per hour.
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  • Fall '16
  • Harrison
  • Pharmacology, Dosage Calculations, Dose, Heparin Sodium

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