A SEIZURE MEDICINE IS TO BE GIVEN AT THE RATE OF 100MG/8HR.YOUR BAG HAS A CONCENTRATION OF 750MG/1000ML.CALCULATE THE APPROPRIATE GTT/MIN. (SET cal. = 15GTT/ML)

find how much mg infuse per hour 100mg/8hr = Xmg/1hr X = 100/8 = 12.5mg/hr find how much ml in 12.5 mg 750mg/1000ml = 12.5mg/ Xml X = 1000 x 12.5/750 = 16.6666ml 0r 16.666ml/hr

gtt/min= ml/hr x drop factor / 60 min = 16.666 x 15gtt/ml/ 60 =4.166

Mar 14, 2011

Confusing by: Anonymous

Keith - can you please break this problem down for me! Thank you! Maureen

Jan 01, 2011

answer by: ebbie

I got 4.16gtt/min

-set up proportion 1000mL/750mg= XmL/100mg X=133.33333

[vol (mL) x drop factor]/time (min) = gtt/min

(133.3333 x 15gtt/mL)/ (8hr x 60min) = 4.16gtt/min

Dec 13, 2010

ANSWER by: ALEX JACOB

I ALSO GOT 4.16.

100 MG OF SOLUTE TAKES 8 HOUR

SO 75O MG OF SOLUTE TAKES 60 HOURS OR 3600 MTS

SO 1000 ML SOLVENT ALSO TAKES 3600 MTS

IF 1 ML HAS 15 GTT OR DROPS 1000 ML HAS 15000 GTT OR DROPS.

15000 GTT OR DROPS TAKES 3600 MTS.

THEN IN I MT THERE WILL BE 15000/3600=4.166 DROPS OR GTT/ MIN

Dec 10, 2010

answer by: Anonymous

I got 4.16

Dec 07, 2010

QUESTION ANSWER by: Anonymous

PLEASE SEND RESPONSE TO LET ME KNOW IF i AM RIGHT = 53GTT