Drop factor for infants? (Cheap/shameless appeal for help; test tomorrow)


Which is the correct drop factor for infants - microdrops, or macrodrops?

I know this is a really easy, stupid question that I should probably already be down with, but I can't remember which it is, and I can't seem to find the answer in my notes or my books anywhere. And my pharm. final is tomorrow, so if anyone out there could help me out...well, I'll just be your best friend.

Thanks...... :)

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Microdrips so you don't accidentally overload their systems with fluid.


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All that, and you didnt even have to know it, in fact there was nothing even about micro/macro drops on our final, and i studied that! and all the needle lengths! and it was all basically On hand times desired equals quantitiy.

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