An Intravenous (IV ) flow rate calculation demonstrates the flow rate of solution managed over a given time and is normally expressed as mL/Hr or mL/min.
Given the Volume of 1000 mL of liquid over time of 60 min and using the flow factor of 50 gtt/mL. How many Intravenous Flow Rates per min should this liquid be set for?
Volume = 1000 mL time = 60 min flow factor = 50 gtt/mL
Intravenous Flow Rates
Substitute the given values in the formula,
|Flow Rate||=||(Volume / Time) * Flow Factor|
|=||( 1000 * 50 ) / 60|
|=||50000 / 60|
Thus the intravenous (IV) flow rate value is calculated.
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