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The doctor has ordered 2000 units of Heparin SC. You have available a 5 mL vial labeled 10,000 units per mL. How many mL will you administer?

Step 1: Set up the conversion ratios:

2000 u x 1 mL
1 10,000 u

Step 2: Cancel like units:

2000 u x 1 mL
1 10,000 u

Step 3: Complete the math:



1 mL

= 0.2 mL
1 10,000

These drills are intended to be supplementary resource for nurses, medical assistants, and other allied health professionals.  It is not intended to be a primary source of information for unlicensed or informal caregivers. In such instances, detailed information on dosages must be obtained from a physician or pharmacist.

Note: These examples are computer generated in order to provide the widest variety of dosage calculations. If you find any erroneous or misleading solutions, please contact us immediately with a clear description of the exercise.

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015