From Marisol Montemayor on 06/19/2017
2. The nurse is caring for a client who has had extensive surgery and is in critical condition. The nurse notes that the complete blood count shows an 8 g/dl hemoglobin and a 30% hematocrit. Dextrose 5% in half-normal saline solution is infusing through a triple lumen central catheter at 125 mL/hr. The physician's orders implemented by the nurse include:
Gentamicin (Garamycin) 80 mg I.V. piggyback in 50 ml D5W over 30 minutes.
Ranitidine (Zantac) 50 mg I.V. in 50 ml D5W piggyback over 30 minutes.
250 ml of packed RBCs over 3 hours.
Flush the nasogastic tube with 30 ml normal saline every 2 hours
How many milliliters should the nurse document as the intake for the 8-hour shift?