Maintaining a patent ductus arteriosus with prostaglandins: answers

02 August 2023
Volume 5 · Issue 8

What is the concentration of the syringe (in ng/ml) to be used for this child?

What is the flow rate (in ml/hour) that this child will need for this dose?

What volume of the stock solution will need to be drawn up to add to the syringe to be used for this patient?

If the stock solution is diluted to a final ratio of 1:10, what volume of glucose 5% needs to be added to the stock vial?

What volume of this diluted stock solution needs to be diluted to 50 ml to make the solution needed in Question 1?

What rate will be needed for this patient if the dose is reduced to 3 ng/kg/min and the infusion concentration is halved to account for the reduced rates likely to be needed?

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