A order is received to administer 500 ml of saline to run in over 5 hours. Using a micro drip administration set that delivers 60 drops per one milliliter, at how many drops per minute will you set to your administration to drop?
500 ml over 5 hours equals to 100 ml over 1 hour.
Further, it is 100*60 drops over 60 min, or 100 drops over 1 minute.
The answer: 100 drops per minute.
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