Electronic IV Flow Rate Setting Calculator

Medical Infusion Syringe Pumps Equations Formulas

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This calculator determines the flow rate setting for an electronically control regulator for IVs. Flow rate is the rate a liquid volume is delivered over a period of time. Regulated IVs are also known infusion and syringe pumps.

Note: IV stands for intravenous.

Calculation Instructions:

  1. Enter the total volume ordered and select the units.
  2. Enter the total time ordered and select the units.


Parameter Unit Units Used Description
Total Volume Ordered volume milliliter liter The amount of solution or fluid to be given over a time period.
Total Time Ordered time hour minute The duration or time the IV is to be administered.


Parameter Unit Units Used Description
flow rate flow rate milliliter/hour The flow rate setting of the regulator. The is the rate the liquid is administered to the patient over a period of time.


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