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.

Calculator of Intravenous Fluids Flow Rates

Volume
ml
Time
min
Flow Factor
gtts / ml
Flow Rates
gtt / min

Formula of Intravenous Fluids Flow Rates

Flow Rate = ( Volume / Time ) * Flow Factor

Example of Intravenous Fluids Flow Rates

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

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.

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