# Infusion Calculations

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1. The most common orders to calculate flow rates involve large and small volume IM injections.
• False
• The most common orders to calculate flow rates involve IVs.
2. Flow rates are usually expressed as drops per hour or milliliters per minute.
• False
• Flow rates are usually expressed as drops per minute or milliliters per hour.
3. Flow rates represent how much medication a patient will receive over a period of time.
• True
• Flow rates represent how much volume of a medication a patient will receive over a period of time.
4. The first segment in the flow rate formula, volume per hour, is represented as mL/hr.
True
5. If no number is given for the second segment of the flow rate formula, assume 20 drops/mL for IV administration.
• False
• If no number is given for the second segment, assume 60 drops/mL for IV administration.
6. The third segment of the flow rate formula helps to convert minutes to hours.
• False
• The third segment helps to convert hours to minutes.
7. Equation for flow rate calculation
drops/minute = mL/hour x drops/1 mL x 1 hour/60 minutes
8. Infusion time calculations are helpful in determining a drug concentration.
False
9. Infusion time calculations are helpful in determining how much medication a patient will receive over a period of time.
False
10. Infusion time calculations are helpful in determining when an IV needs to be replaced.
True
11. Infusion time calculations are helpful in determining the w/v% of a preparation.
False
12. Infusion time equation
Infusion time (hr) = Total volume of infusion x drops/mL x min/drop x 1 hr/60 min

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 Author: JeniLynn77 ID: 185282 Filename: Infusion Calculations Updated: 2012-11-25 20:57:14 Tags: infusion calculations IV flow rates Folders: Description: Infusion calculations for pharmacy technician certification exam Show Answers:

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