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  • 1. 
    Nurses are legally responsible for applying the six rights of medication administration as a standard of care.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 2. 
    The most common medication error is the right dose.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 3. 
    It is not necessary to have a second licensed nurse check your narcotics.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 4. 
    Medications must be given within which time frame of the specified order
    • A. 

      1/2 hour prior to or after scheduled administration time

    • B. 

      2 hours prior to or after scheduled administration time

    • C. 

      1 hour prior to or after scheduled administration time

    • D. 

      15 minutes prior to or after scheduled administration time


  • 5. 
    IV medications have a more rapid onset than PO medications.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 6. 
    What is the definition of Bioavailability 
    • A. 

      The need for dosing within a 12 hour time period

    • B. 

      The need for consistent dosing around the clock

    • C. 

      The need for dosing over a 72 hour period


  • 7. 
    Solumedrol 2.5 mg/kg is ordered for a child weighing 8 kg. Solumedrol is available as 125 mg / 3 mL is available. How many mL must the nurse administer?
    • A. 

      .32

    • B. 

      4.8

    • C. 

      0.48

    • D. 

      .84


  • 8. 
    Solumedrol 2.5 mg/kg is ordered for a child weighing 36 kg. Solumedrol is available as 125 mg / 3 mL is available. How many mL must the nurse administer?
    • A. 

      2.16

    • B. 

      21.6

    • C. 

      216

    • D. 

      22.6


  • 9. 
    Ordered 928,000 mcL D5W IV to infuse in 6.5 hr by infusion pump. What is the IV flow rate in mL/hr?
    • A. 

      180.8

    • B. 

      142.8

    • C. 

      320

    • D. 

      115.5


  • 10. 
    Phenytoin (Dilantin), 25,000,000 mcg PO, is ordered to be given through a nasogastric tube. Phenytoin is available as 3,000 mg / 15 mL. How much would the nurse administer?
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      120

    • C. 

      225

    • D. 

      125


  • 11. 
    A doctor orders 200 mg of Rocephin to be taken by a 15.4 lb infant every 8 hours. The medication label shows that 75-150 mg/kg per day is the appropriate dosage range. Is this doctor's order within the desired range?
    • A. 

      No

    • B. 

      Yes


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