During my clinical rotation at the OR in the small town I live in, the preop and operating room nurses did not use a pump for the IV, and "eyeballed" the drip rates (their words). Our school has a Facility Evaluation Form that we fill out for each clinical rotation, and we rate the facility and leave comments about what we did, or did not like about the facility. In my evaluation I put that "I was not impressed" with the fact that no pumps were used, and no drip rate calculations were performed. I got called aside by one of clinical instructors after I submitted my paperwork, and was told that it was facility policy not to calculate drip rates in the OR. I work at the LTCC attached to this facility, and I will be looking the policy up the next time I work, but has anyone else heard of this? is this standard nursing practice? I know in the LTCC they use pumps, and in the ACU and ICU they use pumps, so why not the OR? and if no pumps, why not drip rates? This goes against everything we learned about medication administration!