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Nursing Calculators

Nursing Calculators -- On-line working calculators to solve nursing math problems with formulas and examples included.

ICU Math Quiz -- Get an idea of what nursing calculators are capable of solving. Diluting heparin for flushes

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Additional and more specific dosage calculators are available at GlobalRPH.

Comprehensive ACLS ECC Algorithm (2001 guidelines)

Nursing Links --a few nursing links that may be useful or point you in the right direction.

 Apothecary/Household/Metric Equivalents

 Liquid oz     mL minim     mL 1 = 30 45 = 3 1/2 = 15 30 = 2 15 = 1 dram     mL 12 = 0.75 2 1/2 = 10 10 = 0.6 2 = 8 8 = 0.5 1 1/4 = 5 5 = 0.3 1 = 4 4 = 0.25 3 = 0.2 others 1 1/2 = 0.1 1 min (minum) = 1 gtt (drop) 1 = 0.06 1T (tablespoon) = 15mL 3/4 = 0.05 1t (teaspoon) = 5mL 1/2 = 0.03 1 ml = 1 cc Weight grain     mg grain     mg 15 = 1000 1/4 = 15 10 = 600 1/6 = 10 7 1/2 = 500 1/8 = 8 5 = 300 1/10 = 6 4 = 250 1/15 = 4 3 = 200 1/20 = 3 2 1/2 = 150 1/30 = 2 2 = 120 1/40 = 1.5 1 1/2 = 100 1/60 = 1 1 = 60 1/100 = 0.6 3/4 = 45 1/120 = 0.5 1/2 = 30 1/150 = 0.4 1/3 = 20 1/200 = 0.3 1/250 = 0.25

List of Common Drug infusions and How They Are Given

 Medication Dosage Aminophylline 0.5 - 0.7 mg/kg/hr Amrinone 5 - 15 mcg/kg/min Amiodarone 0.5 mg/min x 24hrs Bretylium 1 - 2 mg/min Diltiazem 5 - 15 mg/hr Dobutamine 2 - 20 mcg/kg/min Dopamine 1 - 20 mcg/kg/min Epinephrine 2 - 10 mcg/min Esmolol 0.05 mg/kg/min Isoproterenol 2 - 10 mcg/min Labetalol 2 - 8 mcg/min Lidocaine 30 - 50 mcg/kg/min or 2 - 4 mg/min Magnesium Sulfate 0.5 - 1 g/hr x 24 hrs Nitroglycerin 10 - 20 mcg/min Nitroprusside 0.1 - 5 mcg/kg/min Norepinephrine 0.5 - 30 mcg/min Procainamide 1-4 mg/min

### References

Many of the formulas used in the calculators were obtained from:

Munday, L. D., & Curren, A. M. (1990). Math for meds:  Dosages and solutions. (6th ed.). San Diego, CA: Wallcur Inc.

Nagelhout, J. J., & Zaglaniczy, K., L. (2001). Nurse anesthesia (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co.

Nagelhout, J. J., Zaglaniczy, K., L., & Haglund, V., L. (2001). Handbook of nurse anesthesia (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co.

Drug information obtained from:

American Heart Association. (1997). 1997-99 Handbook of emergency cardiovascular care for healthcare providers. Dallas, TX: Author.

Chohan, N., Doyle, R. M., & Johnson, P. H. (Eds.). (1999). Nursing 2000 drug handbook. Springhouse, PA: Springhouse Corporation.

Miller, R. D. (Ed.). (2000). Anesthesia. (5th ed.). Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone.

Morgan, G. E., Jr., & Mikhail, M., S. (1996). Clinical anesthesiology. (2nd ed.). New York: Lange Medical Books/McGraw-Hill

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