Available is a vial containing 20,000 units per ml. How

much medication will you give?

20,000 units = 11,000 units

1 ml

X ml

20,000X = 11,000

X = 0.55 ml

d. **Insulin Calculations.**

(1) Insulin is supplied in 10 ml vials labeled in the number of units per ml.

U**-**100 insulin is the most commonly used concentration.

Figure 2**-**3. U**-**100 insulin.

(2) The simplest and most accurate way to measure insulin is with an insulin

syringe. An insulin syringe is calibrated in units and the ordered dose is read directly on

the syringe. Therefore, to measure 16 units of U**-**100 insulin, you would simply measure

to the 16 unit mark on the U**-**100 insulin syringe.

Figure 2**-**4. Measuring insulin in an insulin syringe.

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