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What will be the flow rate, in drops per minute, to administer the dose ordered? You receive an order for 250mg of Aminophylline in normal saline (total volume 500mL). The patient weighs 110 lb. The Aminophylline is to be administered at a dose of 0.4 mg/kg/HR. Aminophylline Injection is supplied in 10mL vials with 25 mg/mL. The IV set to be used delivers 60gtts/ml.



A. 40 gtts/min
B. 42 gtts/min
C. 38 gtts/min
D. 41 gtts/min

This question is part of IV Flow Rates Quiz 2
Asked by Ehoperj, Last updated: Jan 22, 2020

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Y. Dawne

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Answered Feb 07, 2019

The correct answer to this question is A. To administer 250 mg of Aminophylline, you would need one 10ml vial. (Each 10ml vial is 25mg/ml. 250mg = 10ml.) This means, that for the toal volum...Read More
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Apr 13, 2017

40 gtts/min
 

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