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Chapter-53 IV Drip Rate Calculation

BOOK TITLE: Nursing Drug Dosages and their Calculations

Author
1. Chattri GL
ISBN
9789386261076
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14225_54
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
1
Author Affiliations
1. Mahakoushal Hospital and Seth Mannul Hospital, Jabalpur, 154 Tamarhai Chowk Kotwali Ward, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India, Mahakoushal Hospital, Seth Mannulal Hospital, Sanjeevan Hospital, 154, Tamarhai Chowk, Kotwali Ward, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India, Mahakoshal Hospital; Seth Mannulal Jagannathdas Trust Hospital and Research Centre and Metro Hospital, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India, Metro Multispeciality Hospital and Seth Mannulal Jagannath Hospital, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
Chapter keywords
IV drip rate calculation, drop factor, flow rate, IV fluid, IV tubing, infusion pump

Abstract

This chapter describes the intravenous (IV) drip rate calculation. IV fluids are given by two ways either by gravity flow or by pump. If given by gravity flow, to regulate the rate nurses should calculate the flow rate in drops/minute. If giving via infusion pump, the nurses should calculate mL/hr of infusion. Amount of solution to be given (volume), duration for which it has to be given (hour or minutes) and drop factor of IV tubing are needed to calculate the drip rate. An example of IV) drip rate calculation is also provided in this chapter.

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