2000 ml x 15 gtts/ml

720

30,000 = 42 gtts/ml

720

(2) The physician has ordered 2000 ml of NS at a rate of 125 ml/hr for the

next 16 hours. The drop factor of the tubing is 20 gtts/ml. Determine the rate in

gtts/min.

125 ml x 20 gtts/ml

60

2500 = 42 gtts/min

60

(3) The order is to infuse 1500 ml of Ringer's lactate over the next 24 hours.

The drop factor of the tubing is 20 gtts/ml. Determine the rate in gtts/min.

1500 ml x 20 gtts/ml

1440

30,000

1440 = 21 gtts/min.

(4) The patient is to receive Intralipid 10% at a rate of 500 ml over 4 hours.

The drop factor of the tubing is 10 gtts/ml. Determine the infusion rate.

500 ml x 10 gtts/ml

240

5000 = 21 gtts/min.

240

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