Quiz 12 - Intake and Output

1.    A client with a DVT has an IV infusion of heparin sodium infusing at 1,500 units/hour. The concentration in the bag is 25,000 units/500mL. How much should the nurse document as intake from this infusion for an 12-hour shift?

2.   The nurse is caring for a client who has had extensive surgery and is in critical condition. The nurse notes that the complete blood count shows an 8 g/dl hemoglobin and a 30% hematocrit. Dextrose 5% in half-normal saline solution is infusing through a triple lumen central catheter at 125 mL/hr. The physician's orders implemented by the nurse include:

How many milliliters should the nurse document as the intake for the 8-hour shift?

 

Key for Intake and Output Quiz

                    1. ml/shift = 500 ml/25000units x 1500 units/hr x 12 hr/shift = 30 mL/hr = 360 mL/shift

mL

500 mL 1500 units 12 hour 360 mL  
shift 25,000 units 1 hour 1 shift shift  

                    2.  125 cc x 8 = 1000 + 50 + 50 + 250 + 120 (30 x 4) = 1470 for eight hours.

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