Midwifery Drug Calculations

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  • 1. 
    250mg of liquid cough mixture is ordered. Stock at hand is 1g in 3ml. How much should be administered.
    • A. 

      75ml

    • B. 

      .25ml

    • C. 

      0.75ml

    • D. 

      2.5ml


  • 2. 
    A patient is ordered 40mg of insulin. Ampoules contain 25mg/ml. What volume should be administered?
    • A. 

      2ml

    • B. 

      1.6ml

    • C. 

      16ml

    • D. 

      0.2ml


  • 3. 
    8225mcg = _______mg

  • 4. 
    2.38L = _______ml

  • 5. 
    4.65mg = _______ mcg

  • 6. 
    4.9 kg = _______________g

  • 7. 
    5125mcg = ______mg

  • 8. 
    3.475L = _______ ml

  • 9. 
    8600mg = _______g

  • 10. 
    4.305L = ______ ml

  • 11. 
    6.95mg = _______ mcg

  • 12. 
    10 kg = _______g

  • 13. 
    Aspirin 15mg orally is ordered. Supply stock is 10mg/5ml. How many ml will need to be administered?
    • A. 

      7.5 ml

    • B. 

      25 ml

    • C. 

      2.5 ml

    • D. 

      0.25 ml


  • 14. 
    Paracetamol 0.6g orally is ordered. Stock on hand is 200mg tablets. How many will need to be administered for this dose?
    • A. 

      6 tablets

    • B. 

      1/3 of a tablet

    • C. 

      3 tablets

    • D. 

      1/6 of a tablet


  • 15. 
    Syntocinon 0.5 mg is ordered. 125mcg is available. How many tablets need to be administered?
    • A. 

      0.5 tablets

    • B. 

      1 tablet

    • C. 

      1.5 tablets

    • D. 

      4 tablets


  • 16. 
    150mg Vitamin K syrup is orderd. Stock on hand contains 15mg/ml. How many mls must be administered?
    • A. 

      10 ml

    • B. 

      15 ml

    • C. 

      1.5 ml

    • D. 

      0.1 ml


  • 17. 
    Lanoxin 1250mg orally is ordered. 150mg/ml is in stock. What dose must be administered.
    • A. 

      8 ml

    • B. 

      8.33 ml

    • C. 

      5.6 ml

    • D. 

      2.5 ml


  • 18. 
    Ranitidine hydrochloride 650mg orally is ordered. Available is 325mg/10ml. What volume should be given?
    • A. 

      2 ml

    • B. 

      3.25 ml

    • C. 

      6.5 ml

    • D. 

      20 ml


  • 19. 
    Heparin 7500U is ordered. In stock is 5000U/ml. What volume needs to be administered?
    • A. 

      15 ml

    • B. 

      7.5 ml

    • C. 

      1.5 ml

    • D. 

      0.15 ml


  • 20. 
    Acetominphen 250mg is ordered. Stock on hand is 1 g in 10ml. Calculate the volume given.
    • A. 

      10 ml

    • B. 

      25 ml

    • C. 

      0.25 ml

    • D. 

      2.5 ml


  • 21. 
    Lanoxin 30mg 4/24 is ordered. Ward stock is 5mg/ml. What volume should be drawn up?
    • A. 

      6 ml

    • B. 

      6 L

    • C. 

      30 ml

    • D. 

      5 ml


  • 22. 
    You are required to give 500mg of Chloromycetin. In stock is a bottle of reconstituted Chloromycetin which contains 125mg per 5ml. How much would you give?
    • A. 

      35 ml

    • B. 

      20 ml

    • C. 

      50 ml

    • D. 

      12.5 ml


  • 23. 
    Ordered is 0.5g to be given orally. Ward stock is 125mg/2ml. Calculate the volume to be given.
    • A. 

      4 ml

    • B. 

      6 ml

    • C. 

      8 ml

    • D. 

      10 ml


  • 24. 
      120 mg of Pethidine is ordered. Stock in hand is 40mg/ml. Calculate the volume to be given.
    • A. 

      30 ml

    • B. 

      12 ml

    • C. 

      40 ml

    • D. 

      3 ml


  • 25. 
    Heparin 0.25 mg is ordered, 125 µg is available. How many tables need to be administered?
    • A. 

      20 mg

    • B. 

      2 tablets

    • C. 

      200 µg

    • D. 

      0.2 ml


  • 26. 
    75mg of an antibiotic is ordered for your patient. Ward stock is 100mg/2ml. How much should be administered?
    • A. 

      15 ml

    • B. 

      75 ml

    • C. 

      6 ml

    • D. 

      1.5 ml


  • 27. 
    8725 mcg = ______ mg

  • 28. 
    38 L = _______ ml

  • 29. 
    65 mg = ______ mcg

  • 30. 
    10 kg = ______ g

  • 31. 
    125 mcg = ________ mg

  • 32. 
    74.5 L = ________ ml

  • 33. 
    600 mg = ______ g

  • 34. 
    305 L = ________ ml

  • 35. 
    95 mg = ________ mcg

  • 36. 
    2.5 kg = ______ g

  • 37. 
    Strength Required: Oral Lanoxin 0.125 mg Strength in stock: 250mcg/tablet. Dose administered?
    • A. 

      2 tablets

    • B. 

      0.5 tablets

    • C. 

      0.25 tablets

    • D. 

      1.5 tablets


  • 38. 
    Strength Required: Oral Mycostatin 1 000 000 units Strength in stock: 500 000 units/tablet Dose administered?
    • A. 

      1 tablet

    • B. 

      2 tablets

    • C. 

      3 tablets

    • D. 

      4 tablets


  • 39. 
    Strength Required: Oral Avapro 300mg Strength in stock: 150 mg/tablet Dose administered?
    • A. 

      3 tablets

    • B. 

      2 tablets

    • C. 

      1 tablet

    • D. 

      0.5 tablet


  • 40. 
    Strength Required: Oral Atenolol 25 mg Strength in stock: 50 mg/tablet Dose administered?
    • A. 

      0.5 tablets

    • B. 

      1 tablet

    • C. 

      1.5 tablets

    • D. 

      5 tablets


  • 41. 
    Strength Required: IV Frusemide 60 mg Strength in stock: 80 mg/2ml Dose administered?
    • A. 

      4 ml

    • B. 

      8 ml

    • C. 

      2 ml

    • D. 

      1.5 ml


  • 42. 
    Strength Required: S/C Humulin 25 units Strength in stock: 100 units/ml Dose administered?
    • A. 

      25 ml

    • B. 

      2.5 ml

    • C. 

      0.25 ml

    • D. 

      0.025 ml


  • 43. 
    Strength Required: Oral frusemide 60 mg Strength in stock: 20 mg/tablet Dose administered?
    • A. 

      6 tablets

    • B. 

      0.5 tablets

    • C. 

      2 tablets

    • D. 

      3 tablets


  • 44. 
    Strength Required: Oral Slow K 1.8 g Strength in stock: 600 mg/tablet Dose administered?
    • A. 

      3 tablets

    • B. 

      1.8 tablets

    • C. 

      6 tablets

    • D. 

      0.6 tablets


  • 45. 
    Strength Required: Oral warfarin 4 mg Strength in stock: 1 mg/tablet Dose administered?
    • A. 

      1 tablet

    • B. 

      4 tablets

    • C. 

      8 tablets

    • D. 

      0.5 tablets


  • 46. 
    A patient is prescribed Prednisone 12 mg. There are 1 mg, 5 mg and 25 mg tablets in stock. Which combination of these tablets should be given?
    • A. 

      Half of the 25 mg tablet.

    • B. 

      12 of the 1 mg tablets.

    • C. 

      2 and a half of the 5 mg tablets.

    • D. 

      2 x 5mg tablets and 2 x 1mg tablets.


  • 47. 
    A patient is prescribed 20 mg of Frusemide. There are 40 mg tablets in stock. How many shoudl the patient be given?
    • A. 

      0.5 tablets

    • B. 

      2 tablets

    • C. 

      4 tablets

    • D. 

      0.4 tablets


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