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Reference Chart of Drops per Minute

 
The use of an electronic infusion device or IV pump is recommended for safe, accurate, and precise medication and fluid administration. There are however times when a pump is not used, is unavailable, or the need to verify the accuracy of a flow device, such as a dial-a-flow is warranted.  The following chart is a quick reference guide for the number drops to be infused per minute with the known factor of the desired hourly infusion rate.  A healthcare provider must also have a working knowledge of the variable administration set drop factor. The drop factor is the calibration of how many drops the tubing delivers, to equal one milliliter of fluid, and may be found on the administration set package.
 
 
This reference correlates to the online continuing education courses in our Infusion Section.



For use with Flow Regulator or Gravity Infusion.

IV Tubing
Drop Factor
Desired Hourly Rate: ML / HR IV Tubing
Drop Factor
20 25 30 50 60 70 75 80 100 110 120 125 130 150 175 200
10 DROP/ML 3 4 5 8 10 11 12 13 16 18 20 21 22 25 30 34 10 DROP/ML
15 DROP/ML 5 6 7 12 15 17 18 20 25 27 30 31 32 38 44 50 15 DROP/ML
20 DROP/ML 6 8 10 16 20 22 24 26 32 36 40 42 44 50 60 68 20 DROP/ML
60 DROP/ML 20 25 30 50 60 70 75 80 100 110 120 125 130 150 175 200 60 DROP/ML
IV Tubing
Drop Factor
Drops Per Minute IV Tubing
Drop Factor