Dopamine Drip calculation
Posted 13 December 2011 - 11:00 PM
Posted 14 December 2011 - 02:41 PM
Multiply everything together and divide by the concentration:
Mcgs you want to deliver x Patient KG x 60 / concentration
So if you want to deliver 10mcg to a 50kg patient, 10x50x60= 30,000 / 1600 = 18.75
This formula works for all dosages and all concentrations, and you will amaze everyone as most charts round up 1-2 drops.
Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:10 PM
Posted 14 December 2011 - 05:19 PM
Posted 14 December 2011 - 05:41 PM
...in that situation you could not "spit-ball" the dosages, so here is an easy way to be exact:...
Except for those rare folks that have pumps it's always 'spit balled' though, right?
Yea if im setting up a med drip i use the Dosage needed to be given, times, drop set, divided by concentration like you stated earlier. I use my calculator usually so my drops are correct because I have alot of trouble working with big numbers in my head, and usually if I'm doing a drip like dopamine I don't have time to get a piece of paper and pencil to write it out.
Brother where you do work as a volly EMT/medic student that you're setting up these kinds of drips, particularly Dopamine?
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