Welcome to Adam's I.V. Drip Rate Calculator
This form is to be used on non-weight based IV fluid drip rate calculations.
The formula used is ( VTBI / TTBI ) x Drip Set. The answer will give you how many gtts/min to infuse a.k.a the drip rate.
- VTBI = Volume to be infused (ml).
- TTBI = Time to be infused (min). Note for nurses: There are 60 minutes in 1 hour.
- Drip Set = Most drip sets show, on the packaging, how many drops of fluid it takes to equal 1 ml.
The exception is pump tubing, but if you are using a pump and the tubing that goes with that pump, then you do not need to figure out the rate anyway! That's what the pump is for.
(VTBI / min) x Drip set