A drip is a small individual drop of a liquid.

Drip rate is how fast the liquid drips per unit time.

Knowledge on drip rate is mostly used in hospitals to determine the intravenous (IV) tubing to be used.

**Formula to calculate drip rate. **

To calculate drip rate, we divided the volume in milliliters by time in hours.

**Example:**

A patient is ordered to receive 1 000 ml of intravenous fluids to run over 8 hours. Determine the drip rate.

Therefore, the drip rate is 125/ml. This means that the patient will receive 125 ml of IV fluids per 1 hour.