Hello. I am a new grad and am having trouble grasping what rate to set pumps at when admisinstering intravenous fluids. For example, when administering albumin or IV antibiotics how do you know what rate to set it at? My preceptor has tried to show me and help me do the math, but for some reason it is not sticking in my head. Can anyone explain this to make it easier?
So if I have an antibiotic that is 50ml to infuse over 30min how fast do I set the pump at? I realize this is probably a really stupid question, but I want to make sure I understand it completely. Please if anyone has any tips or tricks on IV administration, please let me know.