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Calculation Task 10
Review the insulin prescription below.
What rate would you set a patient sliding scale insulin pump if the blood glucose was 11.2 mmols per litre?
This question contains many complex medical terms. However, answering this questions requires simple data analysis.
A blood glucose of 11.2 mmols per litre requires a sliding scale 3 insulin units/mls per hour.
With 50 units/50 mls = 1 unit/1ml
Thus 3 insulin units = 3mls/hour