IV Formulas

  1. Could Someone Help Me With Piggyback Formulas ?
    Is It Ml/min X Gttfactor?
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   manna
    What are you looking for, gtt/min?
  4. by   lpnlpn
    Quote from manna
    What are you looking for, gtt/min?
    yes i think so
  5. by   lil' girl
    yesterday I hung a piggyback, 50ml to infuse over 30 min. so set the secondary at 100 ml

    in this case since we were told drop factor on pump is always 60 we do drops over time, which would be 60gtt/30min time ml which is 50. Divide 30 into 60 to get 2 and 30 goes into 30 1 time. So... 2 x 50 would equal 100.

    Maybe this will look better 60/30 (I always reduce first) would be 2/1 X50 = 100

    hope this helps
  6. by   lpnlpn
    Quote from lil' girl
    yesterday I hung a piggyback, 50ml to infuse over 30 min. so set the secondary at 100 ml

    in this case since we were told drop factor on pump is always 60 we do drops over time, which would be 60gtt/30min time ml which is 50. Divide 30 into 60 to get 2 and 30 goes into 30 1 time. So... 2 x 50 would equal 100.

    Maybe this will look better 60/30 (I always reduce first) would be 2/1 X50 = 100

    hope this helps
    Thank You, the drop factor will always be 60 on any type of automatic pump for PB only and not necessarily for the primary---how about on an IVAC controller?

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