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The cardiac patient is to receive Cardizem 5 mg IVP. The vial contains 10 mg/2 ml. How many ml will you give? 
The patient is to take Aspirin gr. X. The bottle contains Aspirin 300 mg tablets. How many tablets should he take? 
Digoxin 125 mcg is ordered IVP every a.m. The vial contains 0.5 mg in 2 ml. How many ml will you give? 
You need to administer prochlorperazine (Compazine) 10 mg IM to a nauseated patient. You have on hand Compazine 5 mg/mL. How should you prepare the correct dose? 
An order reads furosemide (Lasix) 40 mg IV push. You have on hand Lasix 20 mg/2 mL. How should you prepare the correct dose? 
You need to administer 15 mg of morphine IM. It is supplied as gr 1/6 per mL. How should you prepare the correct dose? 
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? 
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? 
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? 
Your order reads ceftizoxime 1 g IV piggyback (IVPB) every 8 hours. The pharmacy supplies it in 100 mL D5W. You need to infuse it over 30 minutes. Using gravity drip tubing with a drop factor of 10. how fast will you run the piggyback? 
You need to infuse 1000 mL of normal saline IV over 6 hours. How many milliliters per hour do you set on the IV infusion controller? 
You have an order for fosphenytoin (Cerebyx) 100 phenytoin equivalents (PE) IVPB qid. It arrives in 50 mL of normal saline. with a note on the piggyback bag not to infuse faster than 150 PE/minute. How many milliliters per hour should you set on the controller?
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Sample QuestionYour order reads ceftizoxime 1 g IV piggyback (IVPB) every 8 hours. The pharmacy supplies it in 100 mL D5W. You need to infuse it over 30 minutes. Using gravity drip tubing with a drop factor of 10. how fast will you run the piggyback?
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Sample QuestionYour patient needs 12.000 units of heparin SC. You have on hand 5000 units/mL. How much will you inject?
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Sample QuestionDoctor’s Order: Penicillin G 223.500 units IM q 4 hr; Available: Penicillin G 500.000 units /2.5 mL. How many mL will you administer?
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Sample QuestionYou are providing home care for a patient who needs 15 mL of magnesium hydroxide/aluminum hydroxide (Maalox) PO. She has only standard measuring spoons in the house. How do you instruct her to take her dose?
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Sample QuestionDoctor’s Order: Demerol 50 mg IVP q 6 hr prn pain; Available: Demerol 75 mg/ 1.3mL. How many mL will you administer?
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Sample QuestionDoctor’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?
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Sample QuestionA patient has a primary IV of dextrose in water 1.000 mL to be infused over 24 hours. What would be the drip rate using tubing with a drop factor of 60?
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Sample QuestionDoctor’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?
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Sample QuestionKeflin 2 g in 100 ml D5W IVPB over 20 minutes. The I.V. tubing is 15 gtt/ml. Calculate the flow rate.
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Sample QuestionA patient is receiving 160 mg of methylprednisolone IM every 12 hours. You have on hand two vials that each contains 125 mg/2 mL. How much will you draw into a syringe?
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Sample QuestionThe recommended IV dose of gentamicin is 1 to 5 mg/kg. What is a safe range to administer to an adult man weighing 190 pounds?
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Sample QuestionDoctor’s Order: Minipress 3000 mcg po ac; Available: Minipress tabs 2 mg (scored). How many tab will you administer in 24 hr?
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Sample QuestionPhenobarbital is supplied as 60 mg/mL. You need to administer 160 mg IV stat. How many milliliters should you administer?
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Sample QuestionYou 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?