NursingABC™ 
Drip Rate Conversion
Problems 
In drip rate problems you will often have to convert both the amount of the drug (usually the quantity in the numerator of the drip fraction) and the time factor (usually the quantity in the denominator of the drip rate fraction). This is done as explained and demonstrated in the first of the drip rate conversions shown below. 






2. The order for a patient is 900 cc at 30 ml/hr at 15 drops/ml. What is the drip rate in drops/ml and how long will administration of this drug take to deliver the 900 cc? 





3. Insulin is to be administered to a patient at a drip rate of 20 cc/hr with an insulin solution which contains 50 units in 500 cc. How many units per hour is the patient receiving? 



5. How long will it take to administer 1000 cc at a drop factor of 15 drop/ml and a drip rate of 50 drop/min? 

Tutorial Exam #3 