Med Math Help

Please help me to figure out what the important information is in this problem so that I can set it up correctly. I find myself trying to include everything into the equation.
A midwife orders Pitocin 10 units in 1000mL to run at 1 milliunits/min. The drip factor is 60gtts/mL. How many mL/hr does the nurse set the pump Record your answer in mL/hr. 
Jul 19Joined: Jun '11; Posts: 7,705; Likes: 28,899There is one bit of irrelevant information if you are using a pump....


Jul 19Joined: Oct '15; Posts: 2,293; Likes: 13,308Okay, let's help you figure it out. What is the purpose of knowing the drop factor?

Jul 19Joined: May '16; Posts: 13its for the number of drops per ml in the iv tubingLast edit by jnicki08 on Jul 19

Jul 19Joined: Apr '06; Posts: 2,803; Likes: 4,362Quote from jnicki08Not exactly. What information does the drop factor provide? And how else do you think it would be helpful?its for the number per ml in the iv tubing


Jul 19Joined: Apr '06; Posts: 2,803; Likes: 4,362Quote from jnicki08Yes, it's one way of determining the rate of an IV infusion. What is another way to determine the rate of an IV infusion? And which one do you think you would use to program an IV pump?It controls the flow rate of the iv


Jul 19Joined: Oct '15; Posts: 2,293; Likes: 13,308Quote from jnicki08Yes, so if you're using a pump what piece of information in the question can you disregard?ml/hr

Jul 19Joined: Apr '06; Posts: 2,803; Likes: 4,362Quote from jnicki08Yes. Now you know the irrelevant piece of information.ml/hr
From here, what are you trying to solve? 

Jul 19Joined: Apr '06; Posts: 2,803; Likes: 4,362Quote from jnicki08No, that is what you were given.1 milliunits/min?