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Note: Question number 2 requires a yes or no answer.

 1 . 50 mL 5% D/W in 20 min IV = µgtt/min. 2 . A patient has an intravenous infusion of 500 milliliters of 5% D/W. The flow rate is 21 drops per minute. The drop factor is 10 gtt/mL. Is the flow rate correct if the intravenous infusion must be completed in 4 hours? . 3 . The prescriber ordered an infusion of 125 milliliters per hour. Calculate the flow rate when the drop factor is 15 drops per milliliter. gtt/min. 4 . The order reads: 1000 mL 5% D/W q24h IV. The drop factor is 20 drops per milliliter. Calculate the flow rate. gtt/min 5 . The order reads: 1000 mL to infuse in 10 hours IV. The flow rate is 25 drops per minute. Three hours later, 850 milliliters remained in the IV bag. Recalculate the flow rate. The drop factor is 15 drops per milliliter. gtt/min. 6 . The order reads: 2000 mL 5% D/W for 16 hr IV. The flow rate is 17 drops per minute. When the nurse assessed the infusion, 400 milliliters had infused in 4 hours. Recalculate the flow rate. The drop factor is 15 drops per milliliter. gtt/min. 7 . A patient has an intravenous infusion of 850 milliliters of 5% D/W infusing at 24 drops per minute. The drop factor is 20 drops per milliliter. How many milliliters per hour is this patient receiving? mL/h. 8 . An intravenous solution is infusing at a rate of 42 drops per minute, with a drop factor of 15 drops per milliliter. How many milliliters per hour is the patient receiving? mL/h. 9 . The physician's order reads: 1250 mL 5% D/0.9% NS IV q12h. The drop factor is 60 microdrops per milliliter. Calculate the flow rate in microdrops per minute. µgtt/min. 10 . An intravenous solution of 5% D/W is infusing at 17 drops per minute. The drop factor is 15 drops per milliliter. Calculate the flow rate in milliliters per hour. mL/h. 11 . The order reads: 120 mL 5% D/W IV in 30 min. Calculate the flow rate in drops per minute. The drop factor is 10 drops per milliliter. gtt/min. 12 . The physician's order reads: 1000 mL 0.9% NS IV, infuse at rate of 2.5 mL/min. Calculate the flow rate in milliliters per hour. mL/hr. 13 . A patient is to receive 750 milliliters of 5% D/W in 15 hours IV. The flow rate is 8 drops per minute. Four hours later, 600 milliliters remain in IV bag. Recalculate the flow rate. The drop factor is 10 drops per milliliter. gtt/min. 14 . 100 µgtt/min = mL/hr. 15 . The prescriber wrote the following order: 750 mL 5% D/W @ 17 gtt/min IV. The drop factor is 15 drops per milliliter. How many milliliters per hour will the patient receive? mL/h.

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