Drip rate vs Flow rate? - page 3

I am a bit confused...I am fixing to start my 2nd yr of RN school, so I've been trying to get a little ahead on my dosage calc (IV calculations) & I thought I had it pretty well figured out, but then... Read More

  1. by   teenynurse
    what I am saying in your coversion the tubing tells you the gtts per ml

    say you want to give a antibiotic in 1 hour/ 60 min and it is 50 ml the drips on tubing is 15gtt per ml rate would be put each conversion over eaxh other till you can cross out wahat you want hope this helps hard to explain

    50ml 15gtts

    ____x ______ = 12.5 rounded 13 gtts 1 min

    60 min 1 ml