Infusion Calculations

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JeniLynn77
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Infusion Calculations
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2012-11-25 15:57:14
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infusion calculations IV flow rates
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Infusion calculations for pharmacy technician certification exam
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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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