Drug Dosage Calculations NCLEX Quiz 10

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You have on hand enoxaparin (Lovenox) 30 mg/0.3 mL. You need to administer 1 mg/kg SC. Your patient weighs 200 pounds. How much will you draw into a syringe?
    • A. 

      0.3 mL

    • B. 

      0.9 mL

    • C. 

      3 mL

    • D. 

      6 mL

  • 2. 
    Amoxil (amoxicillin) suspension 180 mg PO bid is ordered for a patient who cannot swallow pills. It is supplied as 125 mg/5 mL. How many milliliters should you administer?
    • A. 

      1.4 mL

    • B. 

      3.5 mL

    • C. 

      5 mL

    • D. 

      7.2 mL

  • 3. 
    Heparin sodium. 1000 units/hour IV. is ordered for a patient with a blood clot in the leg. It is supplied as 50.000 units in 500 mL of dextrose and water. How many milliliters per hour should be set on the controller?
    • A. 

      10 mL/hour

    • B. 

      5 mL/hour

    • C. 

      10.5 mL/hour

    • D. 

      1 mL/hour

  • 4. 
    Diltiazem (Cardizem) 90 mg PO tid is ordered for a patient with hypertension. It is supplied in 60 mg scored tablets. How many tablets should you administer?
    • A. 

      3.5 tablets

    • B. 

      3 tablets

    • C. 

      1.5 tablets

    • D. 

      1 tablet

  • 5. 
    Atropine 0.6 mg IM is ordered preoperatively. It is supplied as 0.4 mg/mL. How many milliliters should you administer?
    • A. 

      2.3 mL

    • B. 

      2 mL

    • C. 

      1.5 mL

    • D. 

      0.7 mL

  • 6. 
    Morphine sulfate 2 mg IV push is ordered to relieve shortness of breath in a patient with chronic lung disease. It is supplied as gr 1/6 /mL. How many milliliters should you administer?
    • A. 

      1 mL

    • B. 

      0.2 mL

    • C. 

      1.6 mL

    • D. 

      0.03 mL

  • 7. 
    Each acetaminophen (Tylenol) #3 tablet has 325 mg of acetaminophen and 30 mg codeine. A patient is told to take 2 tablets PO every 4 hours for pain. The maximum safe dose of acetaminophen is 4 g/day. The safe dose of codeine varies with tolerance. Is the dose safe?
    • A. 

      3.25 grams per day. Safe!

    • B. 

      3.9 grams per day. Safe!

    • C. 

      8.25 grams per day. Not safe!

    • D. 

      8.9 grams per day. Not safe!

  • 8. 
    Levothyroxine (Synthroid) 150 mcg PO per day is ordered for a patient with hypothyroidism. It is supplied as 0.075 mg tablets. How many tablets should the patient take daily? A safe dose of Synthroid is 1.5 mcg/kg/day. The patient weighs 196 pounds. Is the dose safe?
    • A. 

      2 tablets. The patient is receiving 1.5 mcg/kg. Safe!

    • B. 

      1.5 tablets. The patient is receiving 1.5 mcg/kg. Safe!

    • C. 

      2 tablets. The patient is receiving 1.7 mcg/kg. Not safe!

    • D. 

      1.5 tablets. The patient is receiving 1.7 mcg/kg. Not safe!

  • 9. 
    A patient is receiving 250 mL normal saline IV over 4 hours. using tubing with a drip factor of 10 drops/mL. How many drops per minute should be delivered?
    • A. 

      10 gtts/minute

    • B. 

      18 gtts/minute

    • C. 

      23 gtts/minute

    • D. 

      31 gtts/minute

  • 10. 
    Cephazolin 1 g IV is ordered three times a day for a patient with pneumonia. It is supplied in 100 mL dextrose and water. to run over 20 minutes. How many milliliters per hour should you set the controller to deliver?
    • A. 

      50 mL/hour

    • B. 

      100 mL/hour

    • C. 

      200 mL/hour

    • D. 

      300 mL/hour

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