Drug Dosage Calculations NCLEX Quiz 1

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Drug Dosage Calculations NCLEX Quiz 1

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Questions and Answers
  • 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 tab will you administer per day?
    • A. 

      2.5 tabs

    • B. 

      2 tabs

    • C. 

      1.5 tabs

    • D. 

      1 tab

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

      1 tab

    • B. 

      0.5 tab

    • C. 

      2 tabs

    • D. 

      1.5 tabs

  • 4. 
    Doctor’s Order: Diuril 1.8 mg/kg po tid; Available: Diuril 12.5 mg caps. How many cap 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. 

      3 tsp

    • B. 

      5 tsp

    • C. 

      3.5 tsp

    • D. 

      1 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. 

      4 ml

    • D. 

      2 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. 

      2.325 ml

    • B. 

      3.265 ml

    • C. 

      3.325 ml

    • D. 

      2.235 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: Kantamycin 7.5 mg/kg IM q 12 hr; Available: Kantamycin 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. 

      1.79 ml

    • C. 

      0.17 ml

    • D. 

      1.17 ml

  • 11. 
    Doctor’s order: Amoxicillin 0.25 g p.o. every 8 hours; Available: Amoxicillin 125 mg tablets. How many tablets will the nurse give per dose?
    • A. 

      0.5 tab

    • B. 

      1 tab

    • C. 

      1.5 tabs

    • D. 

      2 tabs

  • 12. 
    Doctor’s order: Zofran 8 mg p.o. t.i.d.; Available: Zofran in a 100 ml bottle labeled 4 mg/tsp.; How many ml will the nurse administer for each dose?
    • A. 

      1.25 ml

    • B. 

      6.25 ml

    • C. 

      8 ml

    • D. 

      10 ml

  • 13. 
    Doctor’s order: Morphine gr 1/10; Available: Morphine 10 mg/ml. How many ml will the nurse give?
    • A. 

      0.6 ml

    • B. 

      1 ml

    • C. 

      6 ml

    • D. 

      10 ml

  • 14. 
    Give Fortaz mg/kg/day p.o. 50 mg/kg p.o. t.i.d. to a child who weighs 25.5 kg. Fortaz is available in an oral suspension labeled 100 mg/ml. How many ml would the nurse administer per dose?
    • A. 

      0.5 ml

    • B. 

      0. 8 ml

    • C. 

      10.8 ml

    • D. 

      12.8 ml

  • 15. 
    Give Ceclor 45 mg/kg/day p.o. in 3 divided doses for a patient who weighs 66 pounds. A 75 ml stock medication is labeled Ceclor 125 mg/ml. How many ml would the nurse administer per dose?
    • A. 

      0.5 ml

    • B. 

      0.8 ml

    • C. 

      3.6 ml

    • D. 

      9 ml

  • 16. 
    Give Biaxin for a child whose BSA is 0.55 m2. The usual adult dose is 500 mg. Biaxin is available in an oral suspension. The 100ml bottle is labeled 50 mg/ml. How many ml would the nurse give per dose?
    • A. 

      3.2 ml

    • B. 

      1.6 ml

    • C. 

      1.2 ml

    • D. 

      5 ml

  • 17. 
    Give Phenergan for a child whose BSA is 1.2 m2. The usual adult dose is 25 mg. How many milligrams would the nurse administer for the dose?
    • A. 

      12 mg

    • B. 

      17.6 mg

    • C. 

      20.8 mg

    • D. 

      25 mg

  • 18. 
    LR 125 ml/hr via gravity flow using tubing calibrated at 15 gtt/ml. Calculate the flow rate.
    • A. 

      8 gtt/min

    • B. 

      15 gtt/min

    • C. 

      25 gtt/min

    • D. 

      31 gtt/min

  • 19. 
    One liter NS to infuse over 24 hours using a micro drip (gravity flow). Calculate the flow rate.
    • A. 

      42 gtt/min

    • B. 

      28 gtt/min

    • C. 

      12 gtt/min

    • D. 

      10 gtt/min

  • 20. 
    At the change of shift you notice 200 ml left to count in the I.V. bag. The I.V. is infusing at 80 ml/hr. How much longer will the I.V. run?
    • A. 

      1 hr

    • B. 

      1 hr and 30 mins

    • C. 

      2 hrs

    • D. 

      2 hrs and 30 mins

  • 21. 
    The cardiac patient is to receive Cardizem 5 mg IVP. The vial contains 10 mg/2 ml. How many ml will you give?
    • A. 

      10 ml

    • B. 

      5 ml

    • C. 

      2 ml

    • D. 

      1 ml

  • 22. 
    The patient is to take Aspirin gr. X. The bottle contains Aspirin 300 mg tablets. How many tablets should he take?
    • A. 

      0.5 tablet

    • B. 

      1 tablet

    • C. 

      1.5 tablets

    • D. 

      2 tablets

  • 23. 
    Digoxin 125 mcg is ordered IVP every a.m. The vial contains 0.5 mg in 2 ml. How many ml will you give?
    • A. 

      0.2 ml

    • B. 

      0.5 ml

    • C. 

      1.5 ml

    • D. 

      2 ml

  • 24. 
    The pre-op patient is ordered Atropine gr. 1/150 IM. The vial contains Atropine 0.4 mg in 1 ml. How much will you give?
    • A. 

      1 ml

    • B. 

      1.5 ml

    • C. 

      2 ml

    • D. 

      2.5 ml

  • 25. 
    The patient is to receive Heparin 1500 units/hr by IV infusion. The IV contains 25.000 units of Heparin in 250 ml of D5W. At what rate should you set the IV pump (ml/hr)?
    • A. 

      15 ml/hr

    • B. 

      16 ml/hr

    • C. 

      17 ml/hr

    • D. 

      20 ml/hr

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