Professionals in EMS and Critical Care Transport often need different concentrations of intravenous dextrose, but seldom have the space or resources to carry them all. Mixing our own solutions is a viable option, but the math is complex and adds one more equation to that big list living in our head. That’s why we developed Dextrose Solutions©, a fast and easy way to calculate a weight-based dextrose dose, prepare a dextrose solution using a base fluid and 50% Dextrose (D50), and modify the concentration of an existing dextrose solution using D50. All you need to know is the solution you have and the solution you want; the app does the rest.
*Disclaimer*: Critical Care Excellence, LLC (CCE) states that this app is for informational purposes only. This app does not provide and should not be construed as medical advice. Using this app does not imply an agreement between the user and CCE regarding care, treatment and/or consultation about any real or simulated patients. Use of the app is not a substitute for knowledge, education online or offline medical consultation or a visit to a healthcare provider. The app does not provide dosing information for any medication, only calculations of fluid concentrations based on the information entered. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and correctness of the information and calculations contained herein, but omissions, mathematical and typographical errors are possible. Please consult a physician, pharmacist or other qualified healthcare provider before administering any medications or medical treatment.