# In the hospital, your doctor 100 mg of medication per hour. The label on the IV bad reads 5.0g/1000mL. The IV administration set delivers 15 gtts/mL, where the unit gtts denotes drops of liquid.a.) How many mL should infuse each hour?b.) The current drip rate is set to 10gtts/min. Is this correct? If not, what is the correct drip rate?

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In the hospital, your doctor 100 mg of medication per hour. The label on the IV bad reads 5.0g/1000mL. The IV administration set delivers 15 gtts/mL, where the unit gtts denotes drops of liquid.

a.) How many mL should infuse each hour?

b.) The current drip rate is set to 10gtts/min. Is this correct? If not, what is the correct drip rate?

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Step 1

Given,

Medication provided = 100 mg/h

The IV administration set delivers = 15 gtts/mL = 15 drops/mL

Step 2

Since medication provided per hour is 100 mg, and 100 mg = 20 mL, therefor in 20 mL should be infused each hour.

Step 3

Now, the current drip rate is 20 mL per hour.

Given, the IV administration set delivers 15 gtts/mL, where the ...

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