Drug Calculations Quiz Questions With Answers

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  • 1. 
    Doctor’s Order: Tylenol supp 1 g pr q 6 hr prn temp > 101; Available: Tylenol supp 325 mg (scored). How many supp will you administer?
    • A. 

      2 supp

    • B. 

      1 supp

    • C. 

      3 supp

    • D. 

      5 supp

  • 2. 
    Doctor’s Order: Nafcillin 500 mg PO pc; Available: Nafcillin 1 gm tab (scored). How many tabs will you administer per day?
    • A. 

      1 tab

    • B. 

      2.5 tabs

    • C. 

      1.5 tabs

    • D. 

      2 tabs

  • 3. 
    Doctor’s Order: Synthroid 75 mcg PO daily; Available: Synthroid 0.15 mg tab (scored). How many tabs will you administer?
    • A. 

      1 tab

    • B. 

      0.5 tab

    • C. 

      5 tabs

    • D. 

      3 tabs

  • 4. 
    Doctor’s Order: Diuril 1.8 mg/kg PO tid; Available: Diuril 12.5 mg caps. How many caps will you administer for each dose to a 31 lb child?
    • A. 

      2 caps

    • B. 

      2.5 caps

    • C. 

      3 caps

    • D. 

      1.5 caps

  • 5. 
    Doctor’s Order: Cleocin Oral Susp 600 mg PO qid; Directions for mixing: Add 100 ml of water and shake vigorously. Each 2.5 mL will contain 100 mg of Cleocin. How many tsp of Cleocin will you administer?
    • A. 

      1 tsp

    • B. 

      2 tsp

    • C. 

      2.5 tsp

    • D. 

      3 tsp

  • 6. 
    Doctor’s Order: Sulfasalazine Oral Susp 500 mg q 6 hr; Directions for mixing: Add 125 mL of water and shake well. Each tbsp will yield 1.5 g of Sulfasalazine. How many mL will you give?
    • A. 

      5 ml

    • B. 

      3 ml

    • C. 

      3 ml

    • D. 

      1 ml

  • 7. 
    Your patient has had the following intake: 2 ½ cups of coffee (240 mL/cup). 11.5 oz of grape juice. ¾ qt of milk. 320 mL of diet coke. 1 ¼ L of D5W IV and 2 oz of grits. What will you record as the total intake in mL for this patient?
    • A. 

      2.345 ml

    • B. 

      3.265 ml

    • C. 

      4.554 ml

    • D. 

      4.565 ml

  • 8. 
    Your patient has had the following intake: 8 oz glasses of iced tea. 4 oz cartons of grape juice. ¾ pt of ice cream. 32 oz of juice. 1 ½ L of D5W IV and 6 oz of cottage cheese. What will you record as the total intake in mL for this patient?
    • A. 

      3.357 ml

    • B. 

      3.375 ml

    • C. 

      3.915 ml

    • D. 

      3.195 ml

  • 9. 
    Doctor’s Order: Kanamycin 7.5 mg/kg IM q 12 hr; Available: Kanamycin 0.35 Gm/ml. How many mL will you administer for each dose to a 157 lb patient?
    • A. 

      2 ml

    • B. 

      1 ml

    • C. 

      2.5 ml

    • D. 

      1.5 ml

  • 10. 
     Doctor’s Order: Heparin 7.855 units Sub Q bid; Available: Heparin 10.000 units per ml. How many mL will you administer?
    • A. 

      0.79 ml

    • B. 

      1 ml

    • C. 

      1.5 ml

    • D. 

      2 ml

  • 11. 
    The doctor ordered Magnesium Sulfate 2gm/ hour IV. Magnesium Sulfate come in 40gm/1000mL IV bottle. You would set your pump at _____mL/hour.
    • A. 

      50 mL/hr

    • B. 

      60 mL/hr

    • C. 

      55 mL/hr

    • D. 

      53 mL/hr

  • 12. 
    The physician ordered Ritodrine IV 70mcg/min. The pharmacy sent up Ritodrine 150mg premixed in 500mL D5W. You would set your IV pump at ________mL/hour.
    • A. 

      15 mL/hr

    • B. 

      16 mL/hr

    • C. 

      13 mL/hr

    • D. 

      14 mL/hr

  • 13. 
    The physician ordered Ritodrine IV 50 mcg/min. The pharmacy sent up Ritodrine 150 mg premixed in 500mL D5W. You would set your IV pump at ________mL/hour.
    • A. 

      9 mL/hr

    • B. 

      10 mL/hr

    • C. 

      11 mL/hr

    • D. 

      12 mL/hr

  • 14. 
    The physician ordered the Pitocin infusion to run at 6 mu/min. The pharmacy sent up 10 units of Pitocin in 500 mL of D5LR. You would set your pump at _____________ mL/hour.
    • A. 

      18 mL/hr

    • B. 

      19 mL/hr

    • C. 

      20 mL/hr

    • D. 

      21 mL/hr

  • 15. 
    The physician ordered the Pitocin infusion to run at 16 mu/min. The pharmacy sent up 10 units of Pitocin in 500 mL of D5LR. You would set your pump at _____________ mL/hour.
    • A. 

      45 mL/hr

    • B. 

      46 mL/hr

    • C. 

      47 mL/hr

    • D. 

      48 mL/hr

  • 16. 
    The medications scheduled for your patient include Keflex 1.5 grams in 50 ml of a 5% Dextrose solution. According to the pharmacy, this preparation should be administered in 30 minutes. You would set your IV pump at __________mL/hour.
    • A. 

      100 mL/hr

    • B. 

      110 mL/hr

    • C. 

      115 mL/hr

    • D. 

      120 mL/hr

  • 17. 
    The physician reduces an IV to 30 ml/hour. The IVAC indicates that 270 ml are remaining in the present IV bag. You notice that it is exactly 10:30 am. At what time will the infusion be completed?
    • A. 

      7:20 P.M.

    • B. 

      7:25 P.M.

    • C. 

      7:30 P.M.

    • D. 

      7:35 P.M.

  • 18. 
    The physician orders 1.5 liters of Lactated Ringer's solution to be administered intravenously to your patient over the next 12 hours. Calculate the rate of flow if the IV tubing delivers 20 gtt/ml.
    • A. 

      40 gtts

    • B. 

      41 gtts

    • C. 

      42 gtts

    • D. 

      43 gtts

  • 19. 
    The 10 am medications scheduled for your patient include Keflex 2.0 g in 100 ml of a 5% Dextrose solution. According to the pharmacy, this preparation should be administered in thirty minutes. You should set your IV pump at _____mL/hour. 
    • A. 

      200 mL/hr

    • B. 

      205 mL/hr

    • C. 

      206 mL/hr

    • D. 

      250 mL/hr

  • 20. 
    A patient is receiving 160 mg of methylprednisolone IM every 12 hours. You have on hand two vials. Each contains 125 mg/2 ml. How much will you draw into a syringe?
    • A. 

      2.6 ml

    • B. 

      2.5 ml

    • C. 

      2.4 ml

    • D. 

      2.3 ml

  • 21. 
    You have available lorazepam (Ativan) 0.5 mg tablets, and you need to administer 1 mg PO. How many tablets will you administer?
    • A. 

      2 tabs

    • B. 

      1 tab

    • C. 

      4 tabs

    • D. 

      5 tabs

  • 22. 
    You have an order to administer 40 mg of methadone SC for opioid detoxification. You have on hand 30 mg/ml. How much should you draw into the syringe?
    • A. 

      1 ml

    • B. 

      4 ml

    • C. 

      1.3 ml

    • D. 

      2 ml

  • 23. 
    A patient is placed on methadone maintenance therapy of 15 mg/day PO. It is supplied as 10 mg in 5 mL oral solution. How many milliliters should you instruct the patient to take?
    • A. 

      2 ml

    • B. 

      3 ml

    • C. 

      6 ml

    • D. 

      7.5 ml

  • 24. 
    The physician ordered Ritodrine IV 70mcg/min. The pharmacy sent up Ritodrine 150mg premixed in 500mL D5W. You would set your IV pump at ________ml/hour
    • A. 

      11 ml/hr

    • B. 

      12 ml/hr

    • C. 

      13 ml/hr

    • D. 

      14 ml/hr

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