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
Formula of Intravenous Fluids Drip Rates
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.