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Med Math help

  1. 0 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. Visit  Tait profile page
    #1 0
    Looks right to me unless they want to know how long it will take to infuse the 1000ml?
  4. Visit  Esme12 profile page
    #2 0
    Yup.....you don't need the 1000ml for this calculation........DosageHelp.com - Helping Nursing Students Learn Dosage Calculations
  5. Visit  PennyS profile page
    #3 0
    Thank you!

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