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3 years ago Edited: 3 years ago, meowmeowmely
Can someone please help me with this question? I would really appreciate it.

The HCP writes a prescription for an insulin drip to begin for Mr. Rogers, who currently weighs 226 is (97.9 kg). The pharmacy sends a pre-mixed insulin drip with 100 units of regular insulin in 100 cc of 0.9% Normal Saline. Per hospital protocol, the blood glucose is monitored hourly for titration of insulin infusion.


The RN sets the insulin drip to delivery how many mL/hr?


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3 years ago
Your initial rate is usually weight based and then titrated according the blood glucose.

The rate is easily determined because the concentration is one unit per ml.
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6 days ago Edited: 6 days ago, Joyous
The HCP writes a prescription for an insulin drip to begin for Mr. Rogers, who currently weighs 226 is (97.9 kg). The pharmacy sends a pre-mixed insulin drip with 100 units of regular insulin in 100 cc of 0.9% Normal Saline. Per hospital protocol, the blood glucose is monitored hourly for titration of insulin infusion.


The RN sets the insulin drip to delivery how many mL/hr?
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The HCP writes a prescription for an insulin drip to begin for Mr. Rogers, who currently weighs 226 is (97.9 kg). The pharmacy sends a pre-mixed insulin drip with 100 units of regular insulin in 100 cc of 0.9% Normal Saline.


The RN sets the insulin drip to deliver how many mL/hr?
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Ok, so here's what I think. I'm not a nurse by the way!

We're told 100 cc, which means 100 cubic centimeters. The conversation ration between cubic centimeters and milliliters is 1 to 1. Therefore, 100 mL equals 100 cc.

Furthermore, We're told 100 units, this part I'm confused about. I found online that 1 unit = 0.01 mL. Therefore:

\(100\ units\times \frac{0.01\ mL}{1\ unit}=1\ mL\)

The 0.9% converted to a decimal is 0.09. I'm not sure if we multiply this to 100 mL or what.

If so, 0.09 * 100 mL = 9 mL per hour ? I'm stuck Face Screaming in Fear

Could someone else please chime in, where are all the nurses at?

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