The nurse is preparing to administer vancomycin, 500 mg IV, over 60 minutes. The solution is 250 ml and the IV tubing has a drip factor of 15 gtt/ml. What is the drip rate?

63 gtt/minute


•250 ml/60 minutes x 15 gtt/ml = 62.5 gtt/minute. This is rounded up to 63 gtt/minute.

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