Mcg/Kg/Min Infusion Rate Finder (IRF)
Mcg/kg/min IV infusions are often used for critically ill patients, particularly those needing inotropic support. These infusions are usually given in standard concentrations at a delivery rate titrated to a specific clinical end point such as arterial blood pressure. However, once the desired infusion rate is established, it may be inconvenient to determine the drug delivery rate in terms of mcg/kg/min rather than in terms of ml/hour of a standard solution. The BASIC computer program presented here carries out the necessary conversion. It may be used for both inotropic agents and other agents requiring controlled infusion.
KeywordsInfusion Rate Inotropic Support Patient Weight Basic Computer Program Inotropic Agent
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