Drip rate/ drip factor

Feb 3rd, 2012
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The drop factor or drip factor is the number of drops in one milliliter used in iv fluid administration, it is normally given by the manufacture on the iv administration set. It will either be 10, 15 or 20 gtts/min or for a micro drip 60 gtts/min.

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Common Information: 1 gtt/min= 3.00 mL/hr 1 mL/min= 20 gtt/min 1cc =1mLMath Problem:1. The medication order for a patient is 200 ml of a drug over a 1 hour period at a drop rate (dripfactor) of 20 drops/mL. What is the drip rate in gtts/min?Solve:Volume (mL) X Drip Factor (gtts/mL)

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