Performing Drug Calculations
When you have entered three values, the Drug Calculator automatically calculates the unknown
fourth value and shows it in the highlighted field. Standardized rate and concentration are also
Performing Calculations for a Specific Drug
Select the arrow beside
ANY DRUG, then select
the required drug from
the list of drugs.
This opens the
window for the selected
Select the correct patient
category for your patient.
If you have a neonatal or
pediatric patient, the
Rule Of 6 choice may
be available. Select if required.
Enter the patient weight, if necessary.
If available, the patient weight from the Patient Demographic window is entered
automatically in the Drug Calculator window. To change the patient weight, select the Weight
key then use the on-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 Dose, Amount and Volume are the
configured Start values for this drug. The Rate is then calculated. If other values are required you
can calculate any value by entering the remaining three values as described in "Performing
Calculations for a Non-Specific Drug".
The column on the right of the Drug Calculator 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,
select Reset Values key at any time.
Drug Calculator (Adult)
24 Using the Drug Calculator