Drug Dosage Calculations NCLEX Quiz 15

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Your patient is taking acetaminophen (Tylenol) gr 15 every 6 hours PO for headache pain. You know the maximum safe dose is 4 g in 24 hours. Is the dose safe?
    • A. 

      2 g/day. safe!

    • B. 

      4 g/day. safe!

    • C. 

      6 g/day. not safe!

    • D. 

      8 g/day. not safe!

  • 2. 
    You are caring for your ill grandmother at home. She has an order for magnesium hydroxide/aluminum hydroxide (Maalox) 10 mL PO prn stomach upset. How do you instruct her to measure her dose using household measuring spoons?
    • A. 

      1 teaspoon

    • B. 

      1 1/2 teaspoons

    • C. 

      2 teaspoons

    • D. 

      2 1/2 teaspoons

  • 3. 
    Your patient needs 2.000 mL of saline IV over 4 hours for severely deficient fluid volume. How many milliliters per hour will you set on a controller?
    • A. 

      500 mL/hour

    • B. 

      250 mL/hour

    • C. 

      33 mL/hour

    • D. 

      8 mL/hour

  • 4. 
    Your patient needs 2.000 mL of D5W IV over 24 hours. to be delivered with a tubing set with a drop factor of 15. How many drops per minute will you set for an infusion rate?
    • A. 

      83 gtts/minute

    • B. 

      42 gtts/minute

    • C. 

      36 gtts/minute

    • D. 

      21 gtts/minute

  • 5. 
    You have on hand penicillin 300.000 units/mL. Your order reads penicillin 1.000.000 units IM. How will you fill the syringe?
    • A. 

      0.3 mL

    • B. 

      3.3 mL

    • C. 

      4.4 mL

    • D. 

      5.5 mL

  • 6. 
    The physician orders alprazolam (Xanax) 0.5 mg PO. You have on hand Xanax 0.25 mg tablets. How many will you give?
    • A. 

      1/2 tablet

    • B. 

      1 tablet

    • C. 

      1 1/2 tablets

    • D. 

      2 tablets

  • 7. 
    You need to administer 250 mg of erythromycin PO. You have on hand 0.5 g tablets. How many tablets will you give?
    • A. 

      1/2 tablet

    • B. 

      1 tablet

    • C. 

      1 1/2 tablets

    • D. 

      2 tablets

  • 8. 
    You need to administer 400 mg of erythromycin PO. You have on hand a suspension of 125 mg/5 mL. How much will you prepare?
    • A. 

      1.6 mL

    • B. 

      3.2 mL

    • C. 

      12 mL

    • D. 

      16 mL

  • 9. 
    You need to administer furosemide (Lasix) 2 mg/minute via continuous IV infusion on a controller. Pharmacy has sent a bag of Lasix 400 mg diluted in D5W 250 mL. How many milliliters per hour will you set on the controller?
    • A. 

      75 mL/hour

    • B. 

      100 mL/hour

    • C. 

      150 mL/hour

    • D. 

      250 mL/hour

  • 10. 
    A patient with HIV infection is receiving 200 mg of didanosine PO bid. The pharmacy only has powder packets with 167 mg each. to be mixed with 4 oz of water. How many packets should the patient mix? How much should the patient take? How can it be measured?
    • A. 

      4.8 oz

    • B. 

      3.3 oz

    • C. 

      2.2 oz

    • D. 

      1.8 oz

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