# Drug Dosage Calculations Competency Pop Quiz

11 Questions | Total Attempts: 4045

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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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