Intravenous Fluids Drip Rates

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.

Calculator of Intravenous Fluids Drip Rates

Drop Factor
gtts / ml
Intravenous Fluids Drip Rates
gtts / min

Formula of Intravenous Fluids Drip Rates

Drip Rates = ( Volume * Drop Factor ) / Time

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

Example of Intravenous Fluids Drip Rates

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?

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


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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