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Dosage Calculations Set 2

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Dosage Calculations Set 2

Practice answering dosage calculation and pharmaceutical related questions PRIOR to taking the medication dosage calculation examination. Be sure to use your books to help you answer the questions.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     The nurse must know the antidote to use for Heparin.  Choose the correct answer.
    • A. 

      Protriptyline hydrochloride

    • B. 

      Protamine Sulfate

    • C. 

      Vitamin K

    • D. 

      Coumadin

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      15 cc/hr

    • B. 

      20 cc/hr

    • C. 

      10 cc/hr

    • D. 

      40 cc/hr

  • 3. 
    Which of these abbreviations indicates that a drug is to be administered prior to meals?
    • A. 

      Ac

    • B. 

      Pc

    • C. 

      Ss

    • D. 

      Bm

  • 4. 
    How many grams are equivalent to 300 milligrams (mg)?
    • A. 

      0.003 gm

    • B. 

      0.03 gm

    • C. 

      0.3 gm

    • D. 

      3.0

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      0.5 oz

    • B. 

      1 oz

    • C. 

      2.5 oz

    • D. 

      2.0 oz

  • 6. 
    Name two (2) serious reactions that may occur with Gentamycin use.
    • A. 

      Yeast and fungal infections

    • B. 

      Leukopenia and thrombocytopenia

    • C. 

      Ototoxicity and nephrotoxicity

    • D. 

      Alopecia and epistaxis

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT a true statement regarding Nitroglycerin therapy?
    • A. 

      Headaches are the most common side effect.

    • B. 

      If more than 2 tablets (sublingual), within 30 minutes, is required to control pain, medical attention is needed.

    • C. 

      Nitroglycerin is contraindicated for clients taking medications for erectile dysfunction.

    • D. 

      A lack of burning sensation should not be reled on to indicate potency because not all sublingual nitroglycerin preparations cause a burning sensation.

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Increased appetite with subsequent weight gain

    • B. 

      Hyperkalemia

    • C. 

      Hyperglycemia

    • D. 

      Increased serum cholesterol

  • 9. 
    When administering an aminoglycoside antibiotic (ie: Vancomycin or Gentamycin) to a client, the nurse monitors which of the following?
    • A. 

      Serum creatinine

    • B. 

      Serum potassium

    • C. 

      Serum sodium

    • D. 

      Red blood cell count

  • 10. 
    The nurse administering a proton pump inhibitor (ie: Prilosec) should understand that this drug is used to:
    • A. 

      Prevent the feeling of fullness from meals

    • B. 

      Block secretions of gastric acid

    • C. 

      Prevent esophagitis

    • D. 

      Prevent rupture of a hiatal hernia

  • 11. 
    Nitroglycerin is available in ointment or paste form.  Before applying nitroglycerin ointment, the nurse should:
    • A. 

      Obtain the client's pulse rate and cardiac rhythm

    • B. 

      Instruct the patient to expect pain relief in the next 15 minutes

    • C. 

      Cleanse the skin where the ointment will be placed with alcohol

    • D. 

      Remove the ointment previously applied

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Spironolactone (Aldactone)

    • B. 

      Furosemide (Lasix)

    • C. 

      Hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDiuril)

    • D. 

      Ethacrynic acid (Edecrin)

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