where to find the drop factor for tubing

  1. Where do you find the drop factor (drops/cc) for tubing
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Mimi2RN
    Usually written on the package!
  4. by   Daytonite
    The problems must tell you the drop factors. Microdrip or pediatric tubing is always 60 gtts/mL. Standard tubing can be either 15 or 20 gtts/mL.
  5. by   mariamontoyakey
    Drop factor - IV tubing has a drip chamber that is used to count drops (gtts) per minute. Each tubing is labeled with the number of drops per milliliter (drop factor).

    Macrodrop tubing - has a drop factor of 10, 15 or 20 gtts/ml (drops per milliliter).
    Microdrip tubing - has a drop factor of 60 gtts/ml.
  6. by   elkpark
    The drop factor for a particular set of tubing is always on the packaging.

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