An intravenous (IV) drip rate calculation demonstrates the drip rate of solution managed over a given time and is normally expressed as mL/Hr or mL/min.
Here given with the example tutorial with formula on how to calculate IV drip rate.
Given the Volume of 1000 millilitres of liquid over the time of 60 minutes and using the drop factor of 50 drops / millilitre. How many drops per minute should this liquid is set for?
Volume = 1000 millilitres time = 60 minutes Drop Factor = 50 drops / millilitre
Intravenous (IV) Drip Rates
Substitute the given values in the formula,
|Drip Rates||=||( Volume * Drop Factor ) / Time|
|=||(1000 * 50 ) / 60|
|=||50000 / 60|
Thus, the intravenous (IV) drip rate value is calculated.