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Calculation of IV Flow Rate

    Two-Step Method

    The most commonly used method for calculating IV flow rate will be introduced in this module.

    Reminder: IV infusions should be checked frequently for correct rate, infiltration, and twisted tubing.

    Two Step Formula

    First: The amount of / hours to be administered = mL/h

    Second: (mL per hour X gtt/mL (IV set)) / (60 minutes) = drops / minute