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Accessing The Drug Calculator; Performing Drug Calculations - Philips MX400 Instructions For Use Manual

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30 Using the Drug Calculator

Accessing the Drug Calculator

To access the Drug Calculator, select
select the

Performing Drug Calculations

Using the service Support Tool, a list of drugs can be configured for the monitor containing pre-
defined dosage recommendations and unit settings. Selecting the arrow beside the drug name in the
Drug Calculator
questions about the drugs in the list.
ANY DRUG
If
monitor. Drug calculations can be performed for non-specific drugs.
You must have a Support Tool to add additional drugs to the Drug Calculator.
About the Rule of Six
If the Rule of Six has been enabled for use with individual drugs in your Drug Calculator, you can use
the formula in crisis situations to quickly calculate the amount of a drug needed to yield a target dose
for continuous infusion for neonatal or pediatric patients (the drug amount is given in "mg", the
patient weight in "kg"). The Rule of Six can only be used with the dose unit mcg/kg/min.
CAUTION
JCAHO (Joint Commission of Accredited Healthcare Organizations) recommends disabling the Rule
of Six. The configuration is not JCAHO-compliant if Rule of Six is enabled.
The Drug Calculator uses the following formula for Rule of Six calculations, based on the patient's
weight:
For a target dose of 0.1 mcg/kg/min, the Drug Calculator multiplies 0.6 x patient weight to
calculate the amount you need to add to the IV solution to equal a total of 100 ml.
For a target dose of 1.0 mcg/kg/min, the Drug Calculator multiplies 6.0 x patient weight to
calculate the amount you need to add to the IV solution to equal a total of 100 ml.
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Main Setup
Drug Calc
SmartKey, if configured.
window opens a list of configured drugs. Contact your pharmacist if you have any
is the only entry in the list of drugs, no drugs have been pre-configured for your
Calculations
then
followed by
Drug Calculator
, or

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