I.V. drip?

  1. Hi, Can anyone elplain to me what an I.V. drip is ?
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  3. by   mark_LD_RN
    is refering to an intravenous infusion, it is called a drip because old iv's were always calculated using drop factors.
  4. by   kookyscientist
    So then everything that is not an I.V. push is a drip, right?
  5. by   Brownms46
    Hi kookyscientist,

    Good to see someone understood the question..
  6. by   mark_LD_RN
    yes i would say so
  7. by   nimbex
    If your facility is still using IV drip factors instead of pumps, there may be several tubings to choose from, even so... if only one IV tubbing to choose from will have a set drip rate for the equasion.

    You need to know how many drips per minute the tubbing infuses to calculate correctly.... then calc. over an hour and divide by 60 for the minutes or dropps per minute.

    This brings us back to taping the IV bags with hourly times to monitor the drip delivery....

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