Lidocaine Dosage Calculations
by Michelle Liwosz
(Middlebur, Ohio. USA)
Mr. Golden had an MI (Myocardial Infarction, heart attack) and now has a run of V-tach (Ventricular Tachycardia, fast heart rhythm).
You are to give him Lidocaine 50 mg. IVP. Lidocaine comes in a 5 ml, prefilled syringe containing 20 mg/ml.
How many ml do you give?