infusion rates

by Alexis
(Glendale, AZ)

The infusion rate for 50ml of D5W containing 3.5 G of an antibiotic is 200ml/hr. what is the infusion rate in drops/min if the IV set is calibrated at 10 drops/ml?



Reply (by Keith)

First determine how many ml must drop per min.

200ml ÷ 60 min. = 3.33 ml /min.

Then multiply that by the drops per ml.

3.33 X 10 = 33.3 Drops per minute


These IV calculations will come more naturally after you do them a few times. Repetition is key to learning math.

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