# Learn How to Calculate Intravenous Flow Rate - Tutorial

## How to Calculate Intravenous Flow Rate - Definition, Formula and Example

##### Definition:

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.

#### Formula :

Flow Rate = ( Volume / Time ) * Flow Factor
##### Example :

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?

##### Given,

Volume = 1000 mL time = 60 min flow factor = 50 gtt/mL

##### To Find,

Intravenous Flow Rates

##### Solution:

Substitute the given values in the formula,

 Flow Rate = (Volume / Time) * Flow Factor = ( 1000 * 50 ) / 60 = 50000 / 60 = 833 gtt/min

Thus the intravenous (IV) flow rate value is calculated.

Learn how to calculate the intravenous flow rate value from this tutorial, given with the definition, formula and example.