Insulin drip infusion calculation review for nursing students!
In this review, you will learn how to use dimensional analysis to solve for infusion rate and time for the administration of an insulin drip. In order to calculate infusion rate, you will need the ordered dose (units/hr). The infusion rate is what you will enter on the infusion pump to administer the prescribed dose of regular insulin.
To calculate the infusion time, you will need to solve for the infusion rate and then calculate how long it will take for the IV bag to infuse based on its amount (total volume…mL).
Before we start here are somethings to keep in mind:
- You can watch the insulin drip video on YouTube that corresponds with this review. I will work the problems below in the video.
- Take the insulin drip calculation practice quiz when you’re done with this review.
Insulin Drip Calculation Practice Review
- Order: 2 units/hr
- Supplied: 100 units per 100 mL (in Normal Saline solution)
- Solve? infusion rate (mL/hr)
- Order: 12 units/hr
- Supplied: 125 units per 250 mL
- Solve? infusion rate (mL/hr) and infusion time (hours it will take for IV bag to infuse)