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
Formula of Intravenous Fluids Flow Rates
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?
Volume = 1000 mL time = 60 min flow factor = 50 gtt/mL
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.