Pharmacology - Drug Dosage Calculation Unit Test # 2 - Version C

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Pharmacology - Drug Dosage Calculation Unit Test # 2 - Version C

Read the question carefully. Select the best answer and mark the corresponding letter. You may use a calculator for computation. Show your solution on the space provided for each number. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The doctor ordered Labetalol Hydrochloride (Normodyne) 300 mg PO bid. The available dose is 200 mg tablets. The nurse will give:
    • A. 

      1 1/2 tablets

    • B. 

      1 tablet

    • C. 

      1/2 tablet

    • D. 

      2 tablets

  • 2. 
    The physician ordered 120 mcg of medication. Onquid suspension of 0.06 mg/ml. How many ml will the nurse administer?
    • A. 

      1 ml

    • B. 

      0.5 ml

    • C. 

      2 ml

    • D. 

      1.5 ml

  • 3. 
    A patient weighing 88 lbs must be given Cefotaxime Sodium (Claforan) 180 mg/ kg IM. The drug stock is 500 mg/ ml vial. The nurse will give:
    • A. 

      6 ml

    • B. 

      8 ml

    • C. 

      12 ml

    • D. 

      14 ml

  • 4. 
    The patient was ordered to take azithromycin 2 g PO as a single dose. The available stock is 250 mg tablets. The nurse will give:
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      8

  • 5. 
    The order was for Benzylpenicillin Procaine (Wycillin) 4,800,000 units I.M. as a single dose to treat uncomplicated gonorrhoea. The available stock was 2.4 million units/ ml. The nurse will give:
    • A. 

      1/2 ml

    • B. 

      2 ml

    • C. 

      1 ml

    • D. 

      2.5 ml

  • 6. 
    The doctor ordered Cefazolin Sodium (Ancef) 1000 mg I.M. once. The available stock is 0.5 g/ 5 ml vial. The nurse will give:
    • A. 

      5 ml

    • B. 

      10 ml

    • C. 

      2.5 ml

    • D. 

      7.5 ml

  • 7. 
    Order: 0.6 mg Available: 50 mcg/ ml How many ml will the nurse administer?
    • A. 

      12 ml

    • B. 

      0.012 ml

    • C. 

      8.3 ml

    • D. 

      1.2 ml

  • 8. 
    The doctor ordered 250,000 units of a medication to be given IM. On hand is 100,000 units per ml. How many ml will the nurse draw up?
    • A. 

      0.4 ml

    • B. 

      2.5 ml

    • C. 

      2.5 units

    • D. 

      1 ml

  • 9. 
    Order: 2 g Available: 500 mg/ ml How many ml will the nurse give?
    • A. 

      4 ml

    • B. 

      0.25 ml

    • C. 

      0.4 ml

    • D. 

      2.5 ml

  • 10. 
    Ordered: Meperidine 10 mg IM Available: 50 mg/ ml How many ml will the nurse give?
    • A. 

      0.2 ml

    • B. 

      0.4 ml

    • C. 

      0.5 ml

    • D. 

      1.25 ml

  • 11. 
    The doctor ordered 30 mEq of a liquid medication to be given PO. The available dose is 20 mEq/ 15 ml. How many ml will the nurse administer?
    • A. 

      22.5 ml

    • B. 

      10 ml

    • C. 

      20 ml

    • D. 

      15.5 ml

  • 12. 
    Ordered: Quinidine sulfate 0.3 g PO bid for a patient with arrhythmia Label: 150 mg tablets How many tablets will the nurse give?
    • A. 

      0.5

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      3

  • 13. 
    Ordered: 0.5 g Available: 500 mg/ ml How many ml will the nurse administer?
    • A. 

      0.01 ml

    • B. 

      1 ml

    • C. 

      10 ml

    • D. 

      0.1 ml

  • 14. 
    The doctor ordered propranolol 60 mg PO tid. Propranolol 40 mg tablets are available. How much will the nurse give?  
    • A. 

      1 1/2 tablets

    • B. 

      2 tablets

    • C. 

      2 1/2 tablets

    • D. 

      1 tablet

  • 15. 
    The doctor ordered Phenobarbital Sodium (Luminal Sodium) 60 mg PO in divided doses tid. The available dosage forms are 30 mg/ ml injection vials, 16 mg capsules, 20 mg/ 5 ml elixir and 15 mg tablets. The therapeutic level is 15 to 40 mcg/ml. The patient's phenobarbital level is 0.035 mg/ml. What should the nurse do?
    • A. 

      Hold the medication because of a potential overdose

    • B. 

      Administer 2 ml via deep injection

    • C. 

      Administer 4 tablets per schedule

    • D. 

      Administer 5 ml elixir per schedule

  • 16. 
    The physician orders 0.75 g PO of a drug. The available dose s 250 mg/ 5ml syrup. How many ml will the nurse administer?
    • A. 

      20 ml

    • B. 

      15 ml

    • C. 

      30 ml

    • D. 

      1.5 ml

  • 17. 
    The doctor ordered Diazepam 5 mg PO. The label showed 10 mg scored tablets. How many tablet(s) should the nurse give?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      0.5

    • C. 

      1.5

    • D. 

      1

  • 18. 
    The order was for penicillin G sodium (Crystapen) 1.2 million units IM as a single dose to treat syphilis. The available stock was 5 million-unit/ ml vial. The nurse will give:
    • A. 

      0.2 ml

    • B. 

      2 ml

    • C. 

      1/2 ml

    • D. 

      1 ml

  • 19. 
    The doctor ordered Diazepam (Valium) 10 mg PO bid for a patient. Diazepam is available in 15 mg extended-release capsules, 5 mg/ ml vial and 5 mg/ 5 ml oral solution. What will the nurse administer?
    • A. 

      2 ml

    • B. 

      10 ml

    • C. 

      10 mg

    • D. 

      2 mg

  • 20. 
    The doctor ordered Atropine Sulfate gr 1/150 SC preoperatively. Atropine sulfate is available in 0.3, 0.4 and 0.5 mg/ml ampules. Which available dosage form should the nurse use that would incur the least wastage?
    • A. 

      0.3 mg/ ml ampule

    • B. 

      0.4 mg/ ml ampule

    • C. 

      0.5 mg/ ml ampule

    • D. 

      Two of 0.3 mg/ml ampules

  • 21. 
    A 6-year old patient was given Phenazopyridine Hydrochloride (Pyridium) A mg/ kg PO daily in three equally divided doses after meals for 2-days. The patient weighs B lbs and the available dose is in C-mg tablets. The morning shift nurse will give ____________ as the first dose.
    • A. 

      {[(B/2.2)xA]/C}x3 tablets

    • B. 

      {[(B/2.2)xA]/3}xC tablets

    • C. 

      [(C/2.2)xA]/B} tablets

    • D. 

      [(Ax2.2)/B]/C tablets

  • 22. 
    The doctor ordered Ceftriaxone Sodium (Rocephin) 0.5 g IM as a single dose. The stock was 500 mg/ ml vial. The nurse will give:
    • A. 

      2 ml

    • B. 

      1/2 ml

    • C. 

      2.5 ml

    • D. 

      1 ml

  • 23. 
    Ordered: 20 mg/ kg of Drug X for a child weighing 50 lb. How many mg of the drug will the nurse administer to the child?
    • A. 

      400 mg

    • B. 

      454 mg

    • C. 

      500 mg

    • D. 

      1000 mg

  • 24. 
    A patient who weighs 132 lbs is scheduled for an endoscopy at 9:00 AM tomorrow. A dose of midazolam 7.5 mg IM is scheduled to be administered for a few hours before the procedure. The normal midazolam dose is 0.1 - 0.15 mg/ kg. The nurse knows that the midazolam dose:
    • A. 

      Is within the safe dose range

    • B. 

      Is an overdose

    • C. 

      Is an underdose

    • D. 

      Must be clarified with the ordering physician

  • 25. 
    What is the concentration of Calcium Gluconate 10%?
    • A. 

      10 mg / 100 ml

    • B. 

      10 mg / 1 L

    • C. 

      10 g / 100 ml

    • D. 

      10 g/ 1 L