How to calculate a CRI for common veterinary drugs | | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Videos

In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education video, we discuss how to calculate a CRI (constant rate infusion) for common veterinary drugs. When calculating fentanyl, metoclopramide, dexmeditomidine, or lidocaine in the veterinary medicine, veterinary technicians and veterinarians must make sure the calculations and medical math are correct to prevent life-threatening overdosing or underdosing. VETgirl’s hint? Verify the concentration of the drug (2% = 20 mg/mL), and calculate the exact total calculation you need (e.g., mg/kg). One you calculate the mg/kg, you can determine the total mL necessary. When in doubt, always have someone verify the math to double check.

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