For example the regular concentration of a drug is 100 mg/ml and the patient's weight is 5 kg, which will administer 5-20mcg/kg/min. The lowest possible dose of 5mcg/kg/min=1.5mg/hr, which would be normally diluted to 1mg/ml. There are three rules to create the same drug with different dilution:
1. While creating a medication parameter, name it starting with the concentration in front of the name (e.g. 1 Ketamine 1mg/ml)! 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, you just tap on the item and you will see the whole name (See the screenshot below). Please indicate the concentration in mcg/ml for further calculations (e.g. 1000 mcg/ml).
2. Add it to the patient's flowsheet, switch ON the CRI option and set the Dosage in the same units as the Concentration (e.g. 5mcg/kg/min). Indicate the dose in mcg/kg/min fashion and add any instructions in the Instructions / Notes field:
If you want the program to show Total (ml), just tap the appropriate button and Done. Then Smart Flow will convert total dose into ml/hr for CRIs:
NOTE: In the screenshot above, the full name for Ketamine is shortened, but if it gets confusing, please tap on the parameter to see a full name.
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