30 Using the Drug Calculator
Performing Calculations for a Specific Drug
Select the arrow beside
This opens the window for the selected drug.
Select the correct patient category for your patient.
If you have a neonatal or pediatric patient, the
Enter the patient weight, if necessary.
If available, the patient weight from the
screen keypad to enter the correct value. This will not change the patient weight stored in the
patient demographic information. Select the weight unit shown to change between lb and kg.
When a specific drug is selected, the initial values for
configured Start values for this drug. The
can calculate any value by entering the remaining three values as described in "Performing
Calculations for a Non-Specific Drug" on page 383.
The column on the right of the window shows either drug dose or dosage rate, whichever is the
calculated value. The current calculated value is shown on a scale with the recommended range in
green. If the current calculated value lies outside the recommended range it is shown in red.
If you have changed values in the Drug Calculator and you want to revert to the configured values,
Patient category (
Entry fields for
Calculated standardized rate (
key reverts to the configured values for this drug
used for weight-dependent dose units
window. To change the patient weight, select the
key at any time.
) and concentration (
, then select the required drug from the list of drugs.
Rule of 6
choice may be available. Select if required.
is then calculated. If other values are required you
window is entered automatically in
key then use the on-