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Using The Drug Calculator - Philips IntelliVue MP5 Instructions For Use Manual

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Using the Drug Calculator

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Drug mixtures for intravenous (IV) drug infusions combine information on drug dose, rate, amount,
volume, concentration, and standardized rate. The Drug Calculator helps you to manage infusions by
calculating one of these values at a time.
Term
Dose
Rate
Amount
Volume
Concentration ratio of the amount of drug to the solution
Standardized
Rate
*Be aware that your hospital may use either 'μg' or 'mcg' as an abbreviation for microgram. These
abbreviations are equivalent.
Before you administer any drug, always check that the correct calculation units and patient category are
WARNING
selected. Consult your pharmacy if you have questions.
Decisions on the choice and dosage of drugs administered to patients must always be made by the
physician in charge. The Drug Calculator performs calculations based on the values input during use,
it does not check the plausibility of the calculations performed.
Accessing the Drug Calculator
To access the Drug Calculator, select Main Setup -> Calculations ->
Drug Calculator, or select the Drug Calculator SmartKey, if
configured.
Definition
total quantity of drug to be delivered to the
patient over time
volume of the mixture to be delivered to the
patient over time
amount of drug to be added to diluent to
make up a mixture
quantity of mixture of diluent and drug
volume
1ml volume of the mixture to be delivered to
the patient per hour
Units
amount units per time or per kg/
time, if the drug is weight-dependent
ml/hour
ng, mcg*, mg, g, mUnit, Unit, where
g stands for gram
ml
amount units per ml
ml/hr
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