Example problem: Ketamine CRI- Regular concentration 100mg/ml. Patient 5 kg, going to administer 5-20mcg/kg/min. Lowest possible dose of 5mcg/kg/min=1.5mg/hr. This is normally diluted to 1mg/ml.
THREE RULES TO CREATE THE SAME DRUG WITH DIFFERENT DILUTION:
1. Name the drug starting with end concentration first - then the name of the drug. The reason for it is because iPad abbreviates the name of the drug. With the concentration in front of the name you know what it is, and if you don’t - tap on the item and you will see the whole name (See below).
2. Set the concentration in the same units as dosage
3. Indicate the dose in mcg/kg/min fashion and write full instructions in the note window making the whole line ORANGE.
Name on Smart Flow: 1 Ketamine 1mg/ml
Concentration: 1000 mcg/ml
When you tell the program to show total ml (blue button) it will convert it into ml/hr for CRIs.
NOTE: Full name for ketamine is abbreviated from the end, but if anybody is confused what 1 ketamine means - they can always tap on it and see a full name: