Med Math: Drop Factors Question #3

Question

Mefoxin 1 g in 50 mL D5W to infuse over 45 minutes. Drop factor is 20 gtt/mL. _____

Answers

  1. 11 gtt/min
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  2. 22 gtt/min
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  3. 17 gtt/min
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  4. 50 gtt/min
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Explanation

Mefoxin is ordered in 1g. This is extra information and not needed to solve the problem.The D5W is also extra information and not needed to solve the problem. You would need to know how much volume you needed in order to solve. The volume is 50 ml over 45 minutes. There is no hour to convert. There is a simple formula below for calculating the drop factor. The final answer should have gtt/min within..

ML

—– x gtt

Min

50 mL/45 min x 20 gtt factor/1 = 22 gtt/min

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