An elderly patient who has depression is ordered Aventyl nortriptyline HCI 25

An elderly patient who has depression is ordered

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An elderly patient who has depression is ordered Aventyl (nortriptyline HCI) 25 mg po tid. The label reads Aventyl Oral Solution 10 mg/5 mL. How many mL will you administer.
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The physician gives orders to infuse 1 L of lactated Ringer’s in 15 hours. Calculate the flow rate in milliliters per hour.
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The prescriber ordered 200 milligrams po b.i.d. of indomethacin (Indocin), an anti-inflammatory drug used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The capsules are labeled 50 mg. How many capsules equal the prescribed dosage?
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IV Rate Always check the order before beginning calculations! Electronic infusion devices always regulate in mL/hr ! Also, With microgtt tubing, gtt/min is equal to mL/hr Formula: Total volume (mL) = TV = mL/hr Total Time (hr) TT Round your answers to the nearest whole number.
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Example The physician order: Administer D5NS 1500 mL every 24 hours via continuous IV infusion. How many mL/hr should be administered?
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The physician order is to administer 50 mL of fluid over 10 minutes via the patient’s IV. How should the infusion controller be set?
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THE MAGIC FORMULA: The Drops per Minute Formula V 1 X V 2 ____________ = gtts/min ttm
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Example The physician has ordered 1000 mL of D5W to run for 8 hours. The administration set is 20 gtts/mL. How many drops per minute should the patient receive?
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Sample problems Order: Ancef 1 g in 100 mL of D5W IVPB to be infused over 45 minutes by microdrop tubing. Calculate the gtts/min
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The physician orders 1000 mL lactated Ringer’s to infuse at 125 mL/h for a postoperative patient. Tubing drop factor is 20 gtt/mL. Calculate the flow rate in drops per minute.
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