## anonymous one year ago Medal A 1 L I.V. bag is set to infuse over 6 hours. If the drop factor is 25 gtt/mL, determine the rate of flow (in gtt/min).

1. DanJS

ok, can you help me , , does infuse mean empty out?

2. DanJS

i guess the drop factor is number of drops per mL... that gtt thing

3. DanJS

I am guessing you want to figure the flow rate in number of drops/mL required to empty 1 L in 6 hrs

4. DanJS

So the flow rate is 1 Liter per 6 Hours, to start with

5. DanJS

$\frac{ 1 ~~L }{6~~hrs }$

6. DanJS

need to use the given info, to convert the units to what you need gtt/min

7. DanJS

$\frac{ 1 ~~L }{6~~hrs } * \frac{ 1~hrs }{ 60~\min }*\frac{ 1000~ mL }{ 1~ L } * \frac{ 25~gtt }{ 1~mL } =$

8. DanJS

just arranged it so units cancel correctly, left with gtt/min

9. anonymous

25/1000

10. DanJS

625/9 GTT/MIN

11. DanJS

(1000 * 25) / (6*60)

12. anonymous