Quote from EmilyEmily
1. 40mL/10min x 15gtt--I get the wrong answer for this
2. 975mL x 60 min ??
Ok, look at what you are doing here.
For #1, You need to infuse 40 mL in 10 min, I agree. So what does that mean, 4 mL/min, right?
So 4 mL/min x your drop factor of 15 gtts/mL = ? gtts/min.
For #2, where are you getting 975 mL from? Your problem is:
An IV of 1000mL is ordered to run at 25mL/hr using a microdrip set
Why would you subtract 25 mL from 1000 mL? That is not a step to figure this out.
Do you know what a microdrip set is? You need to know that to work this problem.
You don't say in this question what they are looking for- the gtts/min? If so, the 1,000 mL is irrelevant. You are running an IV at 25 mL/hr. How do you get from that to drops/min?