Iv infusion set calculations intravenous it is imperative to understand how to calculate iv infusion iv mixture dosage and rate of flow in preparing for the ptcb or excpt exams this page is dedicated to iv administration sets that serve the mixture to the end user patient. Volume time iv drop rate questions given a certain amount of liquid a time period and a drop factor gtts ml what is the necessary iv flow rate in gtts min measurement used when iv is regulated manually. 1 if an order was written to infuse a liter of iv fluid every 8 hours at what rate would the iv pump be set for answer is 125 ml hour using the calculator select the time to equal hours its already preselected next enter 8 as the value for time 8 hours enter 1000 ml 1 l 1000 ml as the volume to be infused. Drug dosage iv rates calculations step 3 use the formula to calculate the iv flow rate gtts min therefore the iv flow rate is 120 ml hr example 2 600 ml of antibiotic is to be infused over the 180 minutes by an infusion pump calculate the flow rate ml per hour. This will save you the time of calculating the drip rate if asked to give the rate in ml hr 3 the doctor orders an iv to infuse at 125cc hr calculate the flow rate using 10 drop min iv tubing select x milliters hour x 125 calibration 10 actual formula
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