IV Drip Rate Formula


1Feb 5, '05 by nursepotter05Quote from mel82To calculate drops per minute:Does anyone have a simple Iv drip rate they would care to share?
Thanks
total volume x drop factor(on the tubing)
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total time in minutes
Calculate ml/hr:
total voume in ML's
________________
total time in hours
To calculate ml\hr when infusion time is less than one hour:
total volume x (mL/h)
________________ = __________
total time(minutes) 60 minutes
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0Feb 6, '05 by grenteavd/t (volume x drop factor/ time)
That's how I remember it! At the same time we were learning this formula I had to prepare a presentation for my clinical site on STDs and a lot of patients still referred to them as VDs. So that formula REALLY stuck in my head after that. :chuckle 
0Feb 6, '05 by South GeorgiaIf the worst happens and you can't remember the formulas, you can set up a ratio & proportion to solve most anything;can go from total ml, to ml/hr,to gtts, if all else fails.

0Aug 14, '08 by NursekamalaI'M WORKING ON A PROBLEM. How to U calculate the total ml's if U only have gtt/min gtt factor, and # OF HOURS TO RUN?