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Dose Calculations Week 6 PN I

1. A client with diabetic ketoacidosis is prescribed an insulin bolus of regular insulin 0.1 units/kg given IVP followed by an insulin drip. The client weights 220 lbs. How many units of insulin should be given as a bolus?

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2. After the insulin bolus, the above client is also prescribed 0.1 units/kg/hr. Available regular insulin 100 units/100 ml 0.9% NS. What hourly rate should the pump be programmed?

3. A client is prescribed Humulin R U500 insulin 10 units with meals. How does U500 differ from U100 insulin?

4. A client with diabetic ketoacidosis is prescribed a fluid bolus of 0.9% NS 1 liter to infuse over 3 hours. What hourly rate (mL/hr) should the nurse program the pump? Round to the nearest whole number.

5. A client with dehydration has been prescribed a fluid bolus of 0.9% NS 1 liter over 4 hours. Gravity tubing with a drop factor of 15 gtts/mL is available. At what flow rate in gtts/min should the nurse administer the bolus?

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