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yes, hello. this is a common order that I have not yet received. The cath lab MD occasionally orders 200 or 400 mcg nitroglycerine drawn up for him to give through the sheath. Stock is a 10ml vial of 50mg per 10ml or 5mg per ml. This is not set up as a drip. I am reviewing dosing conversions and dilution
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RN at cath lab
Then I would dilute it with 1 liter of saline
Making 50mg per 1000ml
the procedure is to draw up the correct dose from the vial, converted from micrograms to mg, and place it in a 10cc syringe and state the order of say... 200mcg in 10cc saline. I wanted to verify correct calculation procedure.
I'm not sure how you could draw up the correct amount without diluting it, I will opt out and see if a nurse or pharmacist can help
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ordered stat in cath lab: IV nitro 400mcgon hand IV nitro 50mg per 10ml or 5mg per ml
Either vial is 5000 mcg/mL:
50 mg/10mL= 5 mg/mL x 1000 mcg/mg = 5000 mcg/mL
5 mg/mL X 1000 mcg/mg = 5000 mcg/mL
For 400 mcg nitro you will need 5000mcg/mL x 400 mcg/ χmL and solve for χ which = 0.08 mL for IV through the sheath.
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