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Calculation Task 3
A patient is to be given 660ml of a medication by intravenous infusion using a controller with a drip factor of 13 drops/ml. The medication is to be given over a 6 hour period. What would you set the drip rate to (to the nearest whole number)?
660ml needs to be given over 6 hours
110 ml needs to be given over 1 hour
110ml = 1,430 drops (per hour)
= 23.83 drops/minute
= 24 drops/minute (to the nearest whole number)