Intravenous Infusion and Flow Rate

  • Michalakis Savva


The advantages of the intravenous infusion compared to the other routes of drug administration were briefly presented in Chap.  13. In this Chapter, we discuss all parameters that clinical scientists should be aware of prior to conducting dose, rate of infusion and frequency of infusion calculations. Finally, the IV infusion accessories are described prior to engaging you in calculation problems that are commonly encountered in the preparation of parenteral infusion solutions.


Infusion Flow rate 

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Lesson 15.1

IV infusion flow rates. Description: (a) Parameters that can affect calculations related to the preparation of parenteral solutions for IV infusion. (b) IV infusion flow rates in units of volume or drops per unit time (MP4 560949 kb)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michalakis Savva
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  1. 1.School of PharmacySouth UniversitySavannahUSA

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