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Please help with calculations.

  1. 0 I'm overthinking myself here and would appreciate a little feedback to see if I'm heading in the right direction. Here is a problem that I'm working on.

    The order is to infuse 1000cc of 5% dextrose over 24 hours to keep the vein open. Using 60 grrs/cc, determine the gtts/min and cc/hr needed.

    Thank you.
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  3. Visit  Altra profile page
    #1 0
    What is it that was giving you difficulty? ("overthinking")

    1000cc / 24 hours = ________ cc per hour to infuse 1000cc over a 24-hr. period

    If 60gtt = 1 cc, then how many gtt will infuse in an hour? Divide that by 60 min. in 1 hour and you'll get your gtt/min.
  4. Visit  Pixiesmom profile page
    #2 0
    Thank you MLOS! I'm my own worst enemy when it comes to making things harder than they really are.