# Math Help!!!

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Okay stupid question here!

We had our first math quiz .... I didn't do well and I wanna do well on the next 3 we have! They are only worth 5pts (5 questions a piece) but I got a 1 on the first test. Mostly for not putting on the correct ending (stupid me).

But I was wondering if anyone in here had any really easy or cool ideas for remembering the IV drip rate factor formula??? I don't even think I can tell you what it is right now.

Annie2005

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Specializes in Rural Hospital (we do it all). Has 5 years experience.

VTBI x Drip Factor = Drip Rate

Minutes

Multiply the total volumn to be infused (VTBI) by the drip factor, then divide by the total time which must be converted into minutes.

1,632 Posts

Specializes in Med Surg/Tele/ER. Has 7 years experience.
Okay stupid question here!

We had our first math quiz .... I didn't do well and I wanna do well on the next 3 we have! They are only worth 5pts (5 questions a piece) but I got a 1 on the first test. Mostly for not putting on the correct ending (stupid me).

But I was wondering if anyone in here had any really easy or cool ideas for remembering the IV drip rate factor formula??? I don't even think I can tell you what it is right now.

Annie2005

Try this site its great! http://www-isu.indstate.edu/nurs/mary/mathprac.htm scroll all the way down & go to the tutorial page....then do the practice problems.Another good site is http://www.dalesplace.net/factor.htm

Both of these helped me a lot. Good Luck

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Specializes in Telemetry & Obs.
VTBI x Drip Factor = Drip Rate

Minutes

Multiply the total volumn to be infused (VTBI) by the drip factor, then divide by the total time which must be converted into minutes.

Works for me

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