The nurse is preparing to administer potassium chloride, 20 mEq in 100 ml solution over 2 hours. The IV tubing has a drip rate of 15 gtt/ml. What is the drip rate?

13 gtt/minute

Explanation

•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.

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