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The physician orders an IV infusion of D5W 1000 ml to infuse over the next eight hours.?

The IV tubing that you are using delivers 15 gtt/ml. What is the correct rate of flow?

1 Answer

  • ND DVM
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    You must give 125 ml/hr (1000/8).

    At 15 gtt/ml, that is 1875 gtt/hr. Divide by 60 to get 31.25 gtt/min. That's just about 1 drop/2 seconds.

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