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  • help convert meq

    I need to convert this. I need 15 meq= ? ml if 20 meq=15ml

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    Re: help convert meq

    mEq is milliequivalent. Its a relative amount of substance.

    I am not exactly sure how you would calculate the conversion, but I'm sure it depends on the substance. So you'll need to post additional information.

    If you post not just the substance, but also exactly what you are trying to do, it will make it easier for us to help.

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    • #3
      Help!

      I can't figure out this conversion for some home work and my text book is no help!
      I need to administer Sodium Bicarb with a concentration of 0.45 ml/kg at a dose of 0.5 mEq/kg and I can't figure out how to convert between ml and mEq. Thanks.

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      • #4
        Re: Help!

        Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
        I can't figure out this conversion for some home work and my text book is no help!
        I need to administer Sodium Bicarb with a concentration of 0.45 ml/kg at a dose of 0.5 mEq/kg and I can't figure out how to convert between ml and mEq. Thanks.
        The dose of 0.5 mEq/kg is mass-based dosing based on the patient's mass in kilograms. Sodium bicarbonate is NaHCO3, which ionized to Na+ and HCO3- in water. As each ion has a charge of 1 electron, 1 equivalent is the same as 1 mole. (NOT true when the ions have charge of 2 or 3). So the molar mass of 84.066 g/mol may be used in either direction to convert equivalents or moles to grams.

        A "concentration" of 45 mL/kg does not make sense. I believe there is something wrong with this figure. Sodium bicarbonate is a solid powder. Concentration would be expressed as a mass, or number of moles in either a mass or volume of mixture. It is conceivable that at a specified strength, it is a mass-based dose.

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        • #5
          Re: help convert meq

          meq/Kg to mval/g

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          • #6
            Re: Please help convert from mg to mEq

            10 mg of potassium = [How many?] meq ?

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            • #7
              Re: Please help convert from mg to mEq

              Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
              10 mg of potassium = [How many?] meq ?
              For potassium, a mole and an equivalent are the same amount (because the valence of the potassium ion is +1). The molar mass is 39.0983 g.

              Thus 10 mg x 1 mol/39.0983 g = 256 mol ( or Eq)
              So 0.256 mEq

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              • #8
                Re: help convert meq

                1 meq in ml

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                • #9
                  Re: help convert meq

                  Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
                  1 meq in ml
                  1meq sadabicarb is equal to how many mmoles

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                  • #10
                    Re: help convert meq

                    Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
                    1meq sadabicarb is equal to how many mmoles
                    Do you mean sodium bicarbonate? If so 1 eqv = 1 mol.

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                    • #11
                      Re: help convert meq

                      I need to administer the dose to a child of 24kg an injection of sodium bicarbonate!

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                      • #12
                        Re: help convert meq

                        Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
                        I need to convert this. I need 15 meq= ? ml if 20 meq=15ml
                        (15 mEq x 15 mL) / 20 mEq = 11.25 mL

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                        • #13
                          Re: help convert meq/ML

                          POTASSIUM CHLORIDE HAS A CONCERTRATION OF 2MEQ/ML
                          How many ML do I need for 30 Meq? I the correct answer 30meq divide my 2meq
                          = 10meq/ml

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                          • #14
                            Re: help convert meq/ML

                            Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
                            POTASSIUM CHLORIDE HAS A CONCERTRATION OF 2MEQ/ML
                            How many ML do I need for 30 Meq? I the correct answer 30meq divide my 2meq
                            = 10meq/ml
                            30 meq divided by 2 meq/mL is 15 mL

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                            • #15
                              Re:2.5MEq KCl to ml

                              how to conver 2.5meq to ml

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