Here i am once again. i do not understand the drip factor stuff. I have an order of Aminophylline 1gm in 500 cc d5w to infuse at 0.5mg/kg/hr for a pt weighing 154.
The first question is what is the hourly amt the pt is to receive i got 35 mg/hr
Second, how many gtt/min should the IV run if the drop factor is 60gtt/ml.
I set it up this way and have gotten an off the wall 8.3
500ml/x = 60gtt/1ml ...that cross multiplies to 500=60x divide 500/60...and i got 8.3.
Am i doing this right?
Nov 30, '07
Quote from Cosper123
Yep, should read 35 drops per min.
And that's why I use formulas instead of trying to reason my way through a problem
The problem is, you've still got your dimensional inconsistency.
35mg x 60gtt /60min DOES NOT = 35 drops/minute. It equals 35 mg-drops/min which are not usable units.
That's why I reason my way through problems. It won't guarantee a correct answer but it will avoid some incorrect ones.
Perhaps Daytonite will take a peek at this post point out the flawed reasoning (whose ever it is...). If it's mine, I welcome the correction because I just hate not understanding things and this, I think that I do.
Last edit by ♪♫ in my ♥ on Nov 30, '07