Salt Equivalents

As an exercise, I tried to figure out the equivalent amount of salt for 1 bullet of 23.4% (30mL) compared with the other hypertonic saline solutions.


23.4%:  30mL = 120 mEq Na Cl;

3%, 5%, 14.6% contain 0.51, 0.86, 2.5 mEq/mL of NaCl

3% 235 mL,

5% 140mL

14.6% 48mL


And came up with this table.


XLS FILE (Old Table)


REVISED TABLE 05/03/2018



PDF FILE (New Table)

DOC FILE (New Table)

XLS FILE (New Table)


Zakaria, Asma. Neurocritical Care Board Review. New York, NY: Demos Medical, 2014.

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