## Best answer

IVflowrate(gtts/min) = Volume (mL) x Flow factor (gtts/mL) / Time (min)

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### How do you calculate IV flow per hour?

If you need to set this up on an IV infusion pump, use the formula, volume (mL) divided by time (min), multiplied by 60 min over 1 hour, this equals the IV flow rate in mL/hr. Using this formula, 100 mL divided by 30 min, times 60 min in 1 hr, equals 199.9, rounded to 200 mL/hr.

### How do you calculate IV drip rate?

The formula for calculating the IV flow rate (drip rate) is total volume (in mL) divided by time (in min), multiplied by the drop factor (in gtts/mL), which equals the IV flow rate in gtts/min. Let鈥檚 try an example. The provider has ordered 1,000 mL Lactated Ringers to infuse over 8 hours.

### What is intravenous flow rate?

Intravenous (IV) flow rate is the volume of a solution or drug administered in a given amount of time for an IV preparation. Units: mL/h and drops/min (gtt/min).

### How do you calculate IV flow rate from gtts?

Calculate how many gtts/min to set as the IV flow rate. Use the formula, with 100 mL divided by 30 min, multiplied by 10 gtts/min, which equals 33.3, rounded to 33 gtts/min.