Calculating Flow Rates for Intravenous Medications and Duration of Flow
After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
- Describe intravenous piggyback medication administration.
- Calculate the rate of flow of intravenous piggyback medications.
- Calculate the flow rate of intravenous solutions based on the amount of drug per minute or per hour.
- Determine the amount of drug a patient will receive IV per minute or per hour.
- Calculate IV flow rates based on weight.
- Calculate IV flow rates based on body surface area.
- Calculate the infusion time of an IV solution.