If you need to calculate a fluid rate in drops per second, the easiest way to do this would be to use the medication calculator.
1. You would need to create a parameter in the Medication section. Give your parameter a name e.g. PLA, set concentration to
1 drop/drop (if not in the drop-down menu just type it in) and Save:
2. Add the PLA parameter to the flowsheet under the Medication section. Then under the Dosage section, indicate the rate you choose. The Dose, will indicate the current rate you should set your patient to:
3. This will then give you the calculated drops/sec dose for a patient with the correct weight, see example below for PLA:
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