A patient is prescribed lactated Ringer's solution, 2500 ml over 24 hours. The nurse sets the infusion rate at 125 ml/hour. The infusion will be complete in:

20 hours.


•2500 ml divided by the hourly rate of 125 ml/hr.

•2500/125=20 hours.

•The nurse should adjust the rate because it was ordered to be given over 24 hrs.

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