Learn dosage calculations with this free tutorial complete with explanations, examples, and practice questions. Determining IV drop rate using the drop factor for an order based on volume per time explained in this section. IV Drip Rate Calculator This IV drip rate calculator estimates the intravenous flow rate of fluids infused; in such as way to help you ensure that the fluid ordered will be given at the prescribed rate.

1. The medication order for a patient is 400 ml of a drug over a 3 hour period at a drop rate (drip factor) of 15 gtt (drops)/ml. What is the drip rate in drops/min? The application rate of the medication is 400 ml in 3 hours at 15 drops/ml. The desired conversion is. IV flow rate (gtts/min). Therefore, the IV flow rate is 120 mL/hr. Example 2: 600 mL of antibiotic is to be infused over the 180 minutes by an infusion pump. Calculate the flow rate (mL per hour). Step 1: Determine your givens. Volume: 600 mL Time: 180 min Step 2: Convert 180 min into hours since the flow rate must be stated in mL/h.

Standardized Adult (40-130 kg) IVIG Infusion Rate Tables. For the first infusion or if greater than 8 weeks since last treatment, it is recommended to initiate infusion at 0.5 mL/kg/hr for 30 minutes. Gradually increase rate every 15-30 minutes, as tolerated, according to steps in table. Infusion rate: Maximum infusion rate not listed. Based on the possiblitity of an infusion related adverse reaction [e.g. urticaria, shortness of breath, wheezing and angioedema.] the maximum rate should probably not exceed 500 ml/hr (or 250 ml/hr max if a 500ml bag is used).

Glucose infusion rate is a measure of how quickly the patient receives carbohydrates. Typically, this number should be less than 4 mg/kg/min in order to prevent hyperglycemia and steatosis. 1. This calculator uses the following equation to determine a glucose infusion rate. Answer is 125 mL/hour. Using the calculator, select the time to equal hours (it's already preselected). Next enter 8 as the value for time (8 hours). Enter 1000 mL (1 L = 1000 mL) as the volume to be infused. Click the "solve" button which calculates the result as 125 mL/hour. See the example below.