Dosage Calculations Practice – Dosage Calculation 1A

How to calculate IV flow rates: Intravenous fluid must be given at a specific rate, neither too fast nor too slow. The specific rate may be measured as ml/hour, L/hour or drops/min. To control or adjust the flow rate only drops per minute are used. The burette contains a needle or plastic dropper which gives the number of drops per […]

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Very basic dosage calculations refresher – Dosage Calcs

    Common Conversion Factors in Medical Dosage Calculations As a healthcare professional, you have to convert patient weights, fluid volumes, medication weights, and more. Conversion math isn’t hard to do as long as you know the basic conversion factors. Here are the most useful ones: Converting lb to kg and kg to lb lb = kg × 2.2 kg […]

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Calculating IV drug Infusion Rates

Another Example How to calculate IV flow rates: Intravenous fluid must be given at a specific rate, neither too fast nor too slow. The specific rate may be measured as ml/hour, L/hour or drops/min. To control or adjust the flow rate only drops per minute are used. The burette contains a needle or plastic dropper which gives the number of […]

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IV Drug Calculation Tutorial

Volume/Time – IV mL Rate Questions Given a certain amount of liquid and a time period, what is the necessary IV flow rate in mL/hr? Measurement used when IV regulated electronically by infusion pump. Formula: Volume (mL) Time (hr)  =  Y (Flow Rate in mL/hr) Example: Infuse 250 mL over the next 120 minutes by infusion pump. Volume (mL) Time […]

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