Med Math help

  1. I seem to have lost some confidence in my math abilities.

    Question is: Administer 1 liter NS at 150/hr. Tubing drip factor is 20gtts/ml.

    I solved: 150/60 x 20 = 50gtts/min. Am I wrong?

    I know the formula is volume/time x drip factor but the 1 liter in the problem is throwing me. Is it just a red herring?
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Tait
    Looks right to me unless they want to know how long it will take to infuse the 1000ml?
  4. by   Esme12
    Yup.....you don't need the 1000ml for this calculation........DosageHelp.com - Helping Nursing Students Learn Dosage Calculations
  5. by   PennyS
    Thank you!

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