anonymous
  • anonymous
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).
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DanJS
  • DanJS
ok, can you help me , , does infuse mean empty out?
DanJS
  • DanJS
i guess the drop factor is number of drops per mL... that gtt thing
DanJS
  • DanJS
I am guessing you want to figure the flow rate in number of drops/mL required to empty 1 L in 6 hrs

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DanJS
  • DanJS
So the flow rate is 1 Liter per 6 Hours, to start with
DanJS
  • DanJS
\[\frac{ 1 ~~L }{6~~hrs }\]
DanJS
  • DanJS
need to use the given info, to convert the units to what you need gtt/min
DanJS
  • DanJS
\[\frac{ 1 ~~L }{6~~hrs } * \frac{ 1~hrs }{ 60~\min }*\frac{ 1000~ mL }{ 1~ L } * \frac{ 25~gtt }{ 1~mL } = \]
DanJS
  • DanJS
just arranged it so units cancel correctly, left with gtt/min
anonymous
  • anonymous
25/1000
DanJS
  • DanJS
625/9 GTT/MIN
DanJS
  • DanJS
(1000 * 25) / (6*60)
anonymous
  • anonymous
so the answer is 625/9?

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