Solution #2: When using an infusion pump, you will need to set the pump to a rate of flow, usually in mL per hour. The calculations are similar to regulating the flow with the roller clamp. However, there is no need to factor in the size of the drop set, as the pump is able to make that calculation for you.

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## At what rate should the infusion pump be set?

Solution #2: When using an infusion pump, you will need to set the pump to a rate of flow, usually in mL per hour. The calculations are similar to regulating the flow with the roller clamp. However, there is no need to factor in the size of the drop set, as the pump is able to make that calculation for you.

### What is the drop factor?

Drop factor = the number of drops it takes to make up one ml of fluid. Two common sizes are: 20 drops per ml (typically for clear fluids) 15 drops per ml (typically for thicker substances, such as blood)

#### What is the rate in mL HR?

Fortunately, calculating any one of these three variables is easy to do when you know the other two variables. Use the following equations: flow rate (mL/hr) = total volume (mL) ÷ infusion time (hr)

**How many drops per minute is 50 mL per hour?**

Reference Chart of Drops per Minute

IV Tubing Drop Factor | Desired Hourly Rate: ML / HR | |

20 | 200 | |
---|---|---|

10 DROP/ML | 3 | 34 |

15 DROP/ML | 5 | 50 |

20 DROP/ML | 6 | 68 |

**Is flow rate mL HR?**

flow rate (mL/hr) = total volume (mL) ÷ infusion time (hr) infusion time (hr) = total volume (mL) ÷ flow rate (mL/hr)

## What is drip set?

The drip set is the number of drops it takes to equal 1 milliliter. A health care worker is asked to infuse 500 milliliters of medication into a patient over a period of 2 hours. The hospital uses 15-drip sets.

### What is normal flow rate?

Normal flow rate is 1 atmosphere (101.3 kPa) or 14.696 psia at 32 0F (0 0C). Actual flow rate is the actual volume of fluid that passes a given point based on given pressure and temperature of the process.

#### How do you calculate mL/hr using minutes?

To calculate mL/hr using minutes: V×60 minM V = Volume M = Minutes Examples 1. If an order was written to infuse a liter (1000 mL) of IV fluid every 8 hours, what rate would the IV pump be set for? Volume = 1,000 mL Hours = 8

**What rate should I set the pump to deliver 13 mg/hour?**

In order to deliver 13 mg/hour, you will therefore need to set the rate on the pump to 13 mL/hour. This conclusion is relatively easy, because the prepared infusion contains 1 mg in 1 mL.

**What volume should the infusion pump be set at?**

Note: The volume must be in millilitres (mL). A patient is to receive half a litre of fluid IV over 6 hours using an infusion pump. At how many millilitres per hour should the pump be set? The pump does not have a decimal setting so calculate the answer to the nearest whole number.

## What rate would the IV pump be set for?

If an order was written to infuse a liter (1000 mL) of IV fluid every 8 hours, what rate would the IV pump be set for? Volume = 1,000 mL Hours = 8 1000 mL8 The answer is 125 mL/hr. 2. You have recieved a new admission from the E.R. The patient has class IV CHF and the doctor has ordered a loading dose of Inocor® (amrinone lactate).