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What would be the flow rate for manually regulated IV using the drops per minute? Ordered: 500 mL NS over 8hours, tubing is 15 gtt/mL.



A. 16

This question is part of IV Drip Rate Calculations TTCK PNP
Asked by Mariefox, Last updated: Feb 14, 2020

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corie.m.j

Corie.m.j

Answered Feb 07, 2017

Using dimensional analysis:

500mL x 15gtts x 1 hr = 7500 = 15.625 = 16 gtts/min
8 hr 1 mL 60 min 480
 

nursescibilia

Nursescibilia

Answered Jan 27, 2017

16 gtts per minute
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Oct 29, 2016

16
 

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