# Intravenous Fluids Flow Rates

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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