Drug Dosage Calculation Test- (Practice Mode)

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Drug Dosage Calculation Test- (Practice Mode)

Are you looking towards or preparing to become a medical assistant or nurse? Well, you have to make sure you are updated with the basics and essentials needed to get through the main exam. This drug calculations quiz consists of some basic questions of drug/medicines, their dose, and usage. So, let's get to it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The doctor ordered Magnesium Sulfate 4gm IV to be given over 20 minutes. Magnesium Sulfate come in 40gm/1000mL IV bottle. You would set your pump at _____mL/hour.
    • A. 

      250 mL/hr

    • B. 

      300 mL/hr

    • C. 

      350 mL/hr

    • D. 

      380 mL/hr

  • 2. 
    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

  • 3. 
    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

  • 4. 
    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

  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    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

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    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.

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    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

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