mEq in IV bag =

Total Volume =

Weight =

mL/Hour =

mEq/Kg/DAY =

Used to calculate the amount of a single electrolyte to be added to an IV bag when you know the total mEq/kg/day amount of that electrolyte you would like to provide. You may solve for any of the variables as long as the remaining values are entered.

- mEq in IV bag: the total milliequivalents of a single electrolyte added to the final IV solution bag

- Total Volume: the total milliliter volume of the final intravenous solution

- Weight: the patient's weight

- mL/Hour: the millilters per hour infusion rate of the intravenous solution

- mEq/Kg/DAY: the total number of milliequivalents per kilogram per day of the ordered electrolyte that you want the patient to RECEIVE from the IV solution.

The IV bag with 40 mEq of potassium in 500 mL is infusing at 3 mL/hour in this 10 kg patient. How many mEq/kg/DAY of potassium is the IV fluid providing? Input the following:

- mEq in IV bag: 40

- Total Volume: 500mL

- Weight: 10kg

- mL/Hour: 3

mEq/Kg/DAY is 0.58.

mEq in IV bag

Total Volume

Weight

mL/Hour

mEq/Kg/DAY

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