The nurse is preparing to administer vancomycin 500 mg I.V., over 60 minutes. The solution is 250 ml and the I.V. tubing has a drip factor of 15 gtt/ml. What is the drip rate?
•250 ml/60 minutes x 15 gtt/ml = 62.5 gtt/minute. This is rounded up to 63 gtt/minute.