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### Algebra 2

Book edition Middle English Edition
Author(s) Carter
Pages 804 pages
ISBN 9780079039903

# Answer the question that was posed at the beginning of the lesson.How are formulas used by nurses?Include the following in your answer:an explanation of why a formula for the flow rate of an IV is more useful than a table of specific IV flow rates, anda description of the impact of using a formula, such as the one for IV flow rate, incorrectly.

Nurses can use the formula by substituting different values of ‘volume of the solution’, ‘drop factor’ and ‘time in minutes’. As a table has limited values and/or limited combination of different variable and formula can be used for any values. So formula is more useful than table. Also, if a formula is used incorrectly, it can be dangerous for the health of patient, either IV flow becomes too slow or too fast which impact negatively on patient.

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## Step 1 - Answer “how are formulas used by nurses”

Nurses can use the formula by substituting different values of ‘volume of the solution’, ‘drop factor’ and ‘time in minutes’.

## Step 2 - Answer “why a formula is more useful than a table of specific rates”

Since, a table has limited values and/or limited combination of different variable and formula can be used for any values. So formula is more useful than table.

## Step 3 - Answer “impact of using a formula incorrectly”

If a formula is used incorrectly, it can be dangerous for the health of patient, either IV flow becomes too slow or too fast which impact negatively on patient.