Question #16106

10. You have received an order for 3 L of 0.9% NaCl to be infused by an infusion set rated at 60 gtt/mL set at 60 gtt/min. How long will it take to infuse the 3 L of fluid?

Expert's answer

3 L of fluid = 3000 mL

The formula for drops per minute is:

volume

to be infused x drip factor

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time in

minutes

Thus, 60 gtt/min = (3000 mL * 60 gtt/mL) / t

t = (3000 mL * 60

gtt/mL) / 60 gtt/min = 3000 min = 50 hrs

The formula for drops per minute is:

volume

to be infused x drip factor

------------------------------------------------

time in

minutes

Thus, 60 gtt/min = (3000 mL * 60 gtt/mL) / t

t = (3000 mL * 60

gtt/mL) / 60 gtt/min = 3000 min = 50 hrs

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