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Can you calculate the flow rate for manually regulated IV using the drops per minute. Ordered: 1000 mL NS over 24 hours, tubing is 20 gtt/mL?



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Asked by Mariefox, Last updated: Oct 24, 2020

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corie.m.j

corie.m.j

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Answered Feb 07, 2017

Using Dimensional Analysis:

1000mL x 20gtts x1 hr = 20,000 = 13.88 = 14 gtts/min
24 hr 1 mL 60 min 1440
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John Adney

John Adney

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Answered Jan 24, 2017

24 times 60 = 1,440

1000mL/1,440 = 0.71
0.71 multiplied by 20 = 14.2
14.2 rounded to the nearest whole number is 14.

The answer is 14.
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John Smith

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Answered Oct 27, 2016

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