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What is the rate of flow if the IV tubing delivers 20gtt/ml?
The physician orders 1.5 liters of Lactated Ringers solution to be administered intravenously to your patient over the next 12 hours.



A. 40 gtts
B. 41 gtts
C. 42 gtts
D. 43 gtts

This question is part of Drug Dosage Calculation Test I- (Practice Mode) by RNpedia.com
Asked by RN pedia, Last updated: Feb 12, 2020

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John Adney

John Adney

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Answered Feb 21, 2017

Amount of Solution (mL) x Drop Factor (gtt/mL) =xgtt/min
Time (minutes)


Don't forget to convert 1.5 L into mL AND 12 hours into minutes!

1500mLx20gtt/mL
720 minutes
  1. 1500 mLx20 gtt/mL = 30,000 gtt
  2. 30,000 gtt/720 minutes = 41.66666666 gtt/min
  3. Answer after rounding: 42 gtt/min
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ChelsieA

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Answered Feb 21, 2017

Amount of Solution (mL) x Drop Factor (gtt/mL) =xgtt/min
Time (minutes)


Don't forget to convert 1.5 L into mL AND 12 hours into minutes!

1500mLx20gtt/mL
720 minutes
  1. 1500 mLx20 gtt/mL = 30,000 gtt
  2. 30,000 gtt/720 minutes = 41.66666666 gtt/min
  3. Answer after rounding: 42 gtt/min
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John Smith

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Answered Oct 30, 2016

42 gtts
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