1 Cabrillo College A.D.N. Program Practice Worksheets Semester 3 Dosage Calculation

Review chapters on your preferred calculation method. Read chapters on advanced techniques including titration. Goal: Pass drug dosage calculation test at 100% accuracy. These problems are purposefully complex to assist you with determining your understanding of dosage calculation.

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A physician ordered Dobutamine 250 mg in 150 mL D5W at 8ml/hr via volumetric pump. The client's weight is 185 lbs. Titrate how much Dobutamine the patient receives per kg body weight? (mcg/kg/min)? (Round to hundredth) A child weighs 84 pounds. The physician orders Cleocin 8mg/ kg/ day. In divided dose of four times a day. Pharmacy sent up a bottle labeled Cleocin (clindamycin) 75 mg /5 mL. a. The nurse will administer how many mL per dose? b. The nurse would administer how many mL per 24 hrs?

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An IVPB medication is mixed in 100 mL of fluid and is to run over 75 minutes. The nurse sets the dialaflow at what rate? Refer to #3. The nurse switches to a gravity drip. The drip factor is 15gtt/mL. The nurse would set the IV to how many drops per minute? A patient is receiving 20,000 units of Heparin in 500 mL 0.9% NS. The heparin is to infuse at 10 ml / hour on a pump. How many units of heparin will the patient receive in 24 hours? A patient is to receive 15 mg/kg loading dose of Dilantin in 100 mL NS via IV pump. The loading dose is run in over an hour. The weight of the patient is 80 kg this morning. a. How many mg of Dilantin for will the nurse administer for the loading dose? b. The IV pump would be set at what rate?

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The physician ordered IV therapy to be infused at 3000 mL Q12H. The drop factor is 60gtt/mL. The nurse calculates the drop rate to be ________gtt/min? Ancef is ordered for a child who weighs 44 lbs. The order is for 50 mg IM Q6H. The recommended dosage 2.55.0 mg/kg/QD in divided dosage. Is this a safe dosage for the nurse to administer to the child? A physician ordered Valium 7.5 mg IM preop on call. Available from the electronic medication dispenser is Valium 5mg/ 1mL in a syringe with a total of 3 mL. The nurse will administer how many mL per dose?

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The physician's order is 0.5 % NS at 61 mL / hr. Your tubing set is microdrip (60 gtt/ mL). The nurse calculated the drop rate to be _________ gtt/min?

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26. A 12 yearold child weighs 64 lbs. The IV is 250 mg Lidocaine per 250 mL of D5W Q6H. The physician's order is 30 mcg/kg/min. The drop factor is 20 gtt/mL. The nurse will set the drop rate at? A prescribed dose of Vancomycin 200 mg Q6H by IV was ordered. The IV is for a child who weight is 32 kg. The package insert recommends a maximum dose of 40mg/kg/day. Is the dose within the therapeutic range? A patient is experiencing chest pain. The physician's order is to administer gr 1/150 of a medication PRN for pain. The bottle contains 0.4 mg per unscored tablet. How many tablets will the nurse give? A threeyearold weighs 14 kg. The physician prescribed Phenobarbitial PO. The package insert recommends 5 mg/kg/day. How many mg will the child receive per day? The physician ordered IV of 1000 mL D5W Q10H. The bag was started at 0600. The time is 0900 and left in the bag is 750 mL D5W. The drop factor is 20gtt/mL. Calculates and adjust the new rate at __________ gtt/min? Calculate the gtt/min from the following. a. The physician ordered D5 .033% NS 200 ml Q12H. The drop factor is 60 gtt/ml.

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