Deep vein thrombosis

An obese patient who weighs 198 pounds has been diagnosed with a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in her left leg and needs to be heparinized. The provider orders a bolus of 80 units/kg to be infused now and followed by a maintenance infusion. Solution is labeled as 25,000 units heparin/1000 mL D5W. Ordersareas shown:

1. Heparin bolus at 80 units/kg.

2.Run a maintenance rate of 1500 units per hour. What rate should the infusion pump be set at? How many mL/hr?

Explain how you solve the above question.

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