The nurse is preparing to administer potassium chloride, 20 mEq in 100 ml solution over 2 hours. The I.V. tubing has a drip rate of 15 gtt/ml. What is the drip rate?
•100 ml/120 minutes x 15 gtt/ml = 12.5 gtt/minute. A half drip is impossible, so rounded up, the answer is 13 gtt/minute