1. A 50 mL IV is to infuse in 15 minutes. The set calibration is 15gtt/mL. After 5 minutes, the IV contains 40 mL. Calculate the flow rate to deliver the volume on time.
2. An IV of 1000mL is ordered to run at 25mL/hr using a microdrip set
Mar 16, '13
by Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN Senior Moderator
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|| x Drop Factor (gtts/mL) = Y (Flow Rate in gtts/min) ..
10min x 15gtts/1ml = _____gtts/min
divided by 10min
then that answer 4ml
x (times) 15gtts
(the gtt rate) Will give you 60 gtts/min
For the second......define what a micro gtt is...what is the gtt factor for a micro gtt?
60min (60 min to 1 hour) x 60ggts/min = _____ml/cc/hr
Last edit by Esme12 on Mar 16, '13