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What would be the flow rate for manually regulated IV using the drops per minute? Ordered: 250 mL D5W over 3 hours, tubing is 10 gtt/mL.



This question is part of IV Drip Rate Calculations TTCK PNP
Asked by Mariefox, Last updated: Feb 16, 2020

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corie.m.j

Corie.m.j

Answered Feb 07, 2017

Using dimensional analysis:

250mL x 10gtts x 1 hr = 2,500 = 13.88 = 14 gtts/min
3 hr 1 mL 60 min 180
 

nursescibilia

Nursescibilia

Answered Jan 27, 2017

13.8 rounded to 14 gtts per minute.
 

John Adney

John Adney

Answered Jan 27, 2017

12.5 gtts. per minute
 

nursescibilia

Nursescibilia

Answered Jan 27, 2017

12.5 gtts. per minute
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Nov 14, 2016

14
 

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