I'm struggling with a question about interventions for dehydration. In one part they mention an IV fluid infusion rate of 250 mL/hr. I'm trying to get a sense of how much fluid that is.
What I mean by that is, would that seem like a low rate, intermediate rate, or high rate of fluid infusion for dehydrated patient? (It's not germane to the question but let's assume that they've got nothing else going on, it's isotonic dehydration, and they're receiving NS.) Not yet having hung an IV bag I've got no sense of how fast or slow is 250 mL/hr. It seems fairly slow to me.