I have a stupid question. IV drip rates. - page 2

I know I learned this in school, but when I was on the floor it confused me for some reason. I had a bag of Zosen that was 100ml and it said to infuse over 30 minutes so I set the pump to admin 100ml... Read More

  1. by   nikki_nurse
    We were talking about this during our clinical lab today. We have 25mL of solution of infuse in in a half an hour but since you calculate the flow rate per hour, you double the 25mL of solution to get 50mL in a half hour. Please correct me if I am wrong since I didn't quite understand how to set the rates.
  2. by   swee2000
    Quote from nikki_nurse2b
    We were talking about this during our clinical lab today. We have 25mL of solution of infuse in in a half an hour but since you calculate the flow rate per hour, you double the 25mL of solution to get 50mL in a half hour. Please correct me if I am wrong since I didn't quite understand how to set the rates.

    According to the scenario above, 50ml would be the correct infusion rate, however, make sure you keep the "volume to be infused" set at 25ml. Does that make sense?

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