m. The order is to infuse 1000 ml D5NS with 40 mEq KCl* over the next 8 hours.

Using I.V. tubing with a drop factor of 20 gtts/ml, determine the infusion rate.

* KCl (potassium chloride) is always measured in milliequivalents (mEq).

n. The physician orders an I.V. of 1000 ml of D5 1/4NS to have 20 mEq of KCl

added. The KCl is available in multiple dose vials with 2 mEq per ml. How many ml of

KCl should be added to the I.V. solution?

o. An I.V. of D5W with 20 mEq KCl is ordered to run at 20 ml/hr using a

microdrop set calibrated at 60 gtts/ml. Determine the infusion rate.

p. The order is to infuse Intralipids 500 ml over 6 hours using a drop factor of 10

gtts/ml. Determine the infusion rate.

q. The order is for 0.45% NaC1 500 ml to infuse in 4 hours. The I.V. set drop

factor is 20 gtts/min. Determine the infusion rate.

r. The order is to give Geopen 2 gm IVPB q 6h. The recommended dilution is 2

gm in 50 ml of I.V. solution to be administered over 15 minutes. Using a drop factor of

20 gtts/ml, determine the infusion rate.

s. The patient is to receive Aldomet 500 mg IVPB q 6h. The medication is

dissolved in 100 ml of I.V. fluid. Each 500 mg is to be run in over 1 hour. Using a drop

factor of 15 gtts/ml, determine the infusion rate.

t. The order is to give 100 mg of Aminophyllin in a total of 35 ml of fluid over the

next 45 minutes. Using a drop factor of 60 gtts/ml, determine the rate in gtts/min.

u. The patient is to receive Heparin at a rate of 1500 units per hour. The I.V.

has 30,000 units per 500 ml of D5W. Using a drop factor of 60 gtts/ml, determine the

infusion rate in gtts/min and ml/hr.

v. The patient is to receive Heparin 1400 units per hour. The pharmacy sends

up a 250 ml bag of 0.9 normal saline with 25,000 units of heparin added. The I.V. set

delivers 60 gtts/ml. Determine the infusion rate in gtts/min and ml/hr.

w. The order is for a continuous Regular Insulin drip of 15 units/hr. The

pharmacy sends up a 250 ml bag of normal saline with 150 units of regular insulin. The

I.V. administration set delivers 60 gtts/ml. Determine the infusion rate in gtts/min and

ml/hr.

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