1. Mix 500mg/100ml D5W or NS.
2. Give over 30 minutes.
(increases myocardial contractile function-positive
modulated by effect on SVR + or -)
10ml bristojet = 1Gm
0 Hyperkalemia, hypocalcemia, after multiple transfusions
or Calcium channel blocker toxicity: 8-16mg/kg of 10%
solution; repeat if necessary
-May cause slowing of HR
- May precipitate digitalis toxicity
-Precipitates with Na Bicarb
Normal Lab values: 8.8-10.5
Action: Serves as framework for bones and teeth.
Essential for blood clotting, for normal functioning of
the central nervous system and for muscle contraction and
neuromuscular stability. Stabilizes cell membranes.
Regulated by Parathyroid hormone, thyrocalcitonin,
vitamin D, kidney function.
Daily requirement 800 mg
Major concentration is in the bone. 50% of serum Ca++ is
bound to protein. Normal gastric acidity is necessary for
absorption in the gut.
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