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Formula:

V x

DF 60min

FR =
T x

where: FR = Flow rate V = Volume DF = Drop factor T = Time Questions: 1. D5LR 1 liter is to be infused to a patient at 1!tts"min. #ow man$ hours must it run for if the drop factor is %&!tts"min.' (olution:

V x

DF 60min

FR =
T x

V ) DF T= FR ) *&min

1 &&& ml T=

) %& !tts"min.

1 !tts"min. ) *&min

%& &&& ml T= 1 +*& min. T = 10.75 hours or 10 hours and 45 minutes

%. , % $"o male client is dia!nosed with ,-. and is alread$ manifestin! s"s) of D#/. The client is under obser0ation and reh$dration. D5 &. 1 /a2l 5&& ml is to be infused at 534!tts"min. #ow man$ hours should it ta5e before it is consumed'

V x

DF 60min

FR =
T x

V ) DF T= FR ) *&min

5&& ml ) *& 4!tts"min T= 53 4!tts"min ) *& min

5&& ml T= 53 min

T = 9.25 hours or 9 hours and 15 minutes

. 2ompute the time for which $ou must consume an 6V fluid with a drop factor of %& re!ulated at 31!tts"min of a 1&&& ml solution.

V x

DF 60min

FR =
T x

V ) DF T= FR ) *&min

1&&& ml T=

) %& !tts"min.

31 !tts"min. ) *&min

%& &&& ml T= % 3*& min. T = 8.13 hours or 8 hours and 7 minutes

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