Example of time taping intravenous infusion bags

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The provider wants this fluid to infuse over the next 8 hours. How will the nurse complete the needed calculations and time taping” Anon (2019).

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“CONSIDER THIS SCENARIO: A nurse working in a rural long-term care facility needs to complete a time tape for a patient needing basic rehydration. A 1,000 mL I.V. bag of 0.9% sodium chloride is to infuse by gravity drip with a tubing drip factor of 15 gtt/mL. The provider wants this fluid to infuse over the next 8 hours. How will the nurse complete the needed calculations and time taping? (Remember to round to nearest whole milliliter, drop, and minute.)”

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Anon (2019) Time taping an I.V. bag: Learning by example. Nursing2019. 49(6), p.1. doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000559945.91137.c3

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