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Question 1.
An IV of 0.9% N.S. is infusing at a flow rate of 45 mL/hr. Calculate the flow rate in microdrops per minute.


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Question 2.
A patient is receiving an infusion at a rate of 100 mL every 35 minutes. How many microdrops per minute is the patient receiving?


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Question 3.
A 15 year old boy is scheduled for an appendectomy in 2 hours. An I.V. of 1000 mL of Ringer’s Lactate has been started. The flow rate is 125 mL/hour. Drop factor 15 gtt = 1 mL. Calculate the flow rate in drops per minute.


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Question 4.
A patient with end stage renal disease (ESRD) is on limited fluid intake. An I.V. pump has been coded at 50 mL/h. How many milliliters per minute is the patient receiving?


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Question 5.
Physician’s Order: 500 mL 5%D/W KVO at flow rate of 15 mL/hr. Calculate the flow rate in microdrops per minute.


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Question 6.
Order: Nipride 100mg in 500 mL 5% D/W, IV infuse a flow rate of 18 µgtt/min. How many milliliters per hour is the patient receiving IV?


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Question 7.
An I.V. of 0.45% NS is infusing at a rate of 80 µgtt/min. How many mL will the patient receive in 15 minutes?


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Question 8.
The patient has an I.V. of 500 mL 0.9%NS infusing at a rate of 17 gtt/min with a drop factor of 15 drops/mL. How many milliliters per hour is your patient receiving?


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Question 9.
Order: 250 mL D5W in 2 h. Calculate the rate of flow in µgtt/min.


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Question 10.
Order: 1000 mL D5W in 10 hours I.V. The original rate was 75 microdrops per minute. When the nurse assessed the infusion 500 milliliters had infused in 4 hours. Recalculate the flow rate in microdrops per minute.


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