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by Janet
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Rantidine is infused in a 0.5L bag 1/2 NS for an ulcer treatment. It runs at 30gtt/min with the infusion device set to deliver 16gtt/mL. How long will the infusion take to complete to entire bag? (Round to the nearest minute)

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by: Anonymous

267 minutes

by: Caitlin

0.5L = 500 mL
16gtt/mL x min/30gtt = 267min

267 Mins
by: Anonymous

267 mins or 4.45 hours

answer and break down
by: Amy

16 gtts / 1 ml = x gtts / 500ml
that will let you find out the total number of drops
30 gtts / 1 min = 8000 gtts / x min
that will tell you how many minutes that it will last then divide by 60 to get the number of hours

133.3 mins
by: @PharmaMath

1/2NS 0.5L=250ml
IF 16gtt/1ml =THEN Xgtt/250ml>> X=4000gtt
IF 30gtt/1min =THEN 4000gtt/Ymin>> Y=133.3mins

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