Learn How to Calculate Intravenous Drip Rate - Tutorial

How to Calculate Intravenous Drip Rate - Formula and Example

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.

Formula:

Drip Rates = ( Volume * Drop Factor ) / Time

Here given with the example tutorial with formula on how to calculate IV drip rate.

Example:

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?

Given,

Volume = 1000 millilitres time = 60 minutes Drop Factor = 50 drops / millilitre

To Find,

Intravenous (IV) Drip Rates

Solution:

Substitute the given values in the formula,

Drip Rates = ( Volume * Drop Factor ) / Time
= (1000 * 50 ) / 60
= 50000 / 60
= 833 gtts/minute

Thus, the intravenous (IV) drip rate value is calculated.

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