You are treating a patient with a gunshot wound to the chest. According to your protocols you should maintain his mean arterial pressure (MAP) at ~65. You determine that it is necessary to administer fluids. Using a 10 gtt set, how many gtt/min will it take to run 250 mL of Ringers Lactate in 5 minutes? In practical terms, how will you run your solution? You are doing a long distance transport. Your orders are to run 1 liter of D5W/0.45% NS over the projected 6 hours of the trip. How many gtt/min will you run using a 60 gtt set? How many gtt/min will you run using a 15 gtt set? How many gtt/min will you run using a 10 gtt set?
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