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1 Medication Problems Week 6 1. Physicians orders medication 250 mg PO every four hours. Medication label reads 200 mg/ tablet. What will you administer? 2. Physician orders medication 250 mg PO every six hours. Medication label reads 500 mg/tablet. What will you give? 3. Physicians order medication 50 mg PO tid. Medication label reads100 mg/tablet. What will you give? 4. Physicians order Dilantin 180 mg PO every eight hours. Medication label reads 250 mg/5ml. What will you administer? 5. Physicians order Dilantin 75 mg PO TID. Medication label reads 125 mg/ml. What will you give? 6. Physicians order reads medication 10.5 mg IM every 4 hrs. The medication on hand reads 5mg/mL. What will you administer? 7. Physicians order 150 mg PO BID. Medication on hand reads 100 mg/tablet. What is the dose? 8. Medication ordered 25 g PO TID. Medication on hand reads 10 g/ml. What is the dose? 9. Physician orders medication 400 mg PO BID. Medication label on hand reads 200 mg/tablet. What will you give? 10. Physicians order 400 mg PO BID. Medication on hand reads 200 mg/5 ml s. What will be administered?

2 Medication Problems Week 6: Answers ** or: place only one answer on answer line as per exam directions** 1) 1.3 tablet or 1 ¼ tablet 2) 0.5 tablet or ½ tablet 3) ½ tablet 4) 3.6 ml 5) 0.6 ml (divides evenly) 6) 2.1 ml 7) 1.5 tablets or 1 ½ tablets 8) 2.5 ml 9) 2 tablets 10) 10 ml

3 Medication Problems Week 6 (#2) 1. Physicians order Acetaminophen 10 mg/kg every four hours. Medication label 160 mg/5 ml. Childs weight 20 kg. Administer? 2. Physician orders medication 3 mg/kg every six hours. Medication label 100 mg/ 5mL. Patients weight 121 lbs. Administer? 3. Physicians order medication 50 mg/kg by PO tid (three times a day). Medication label reads 100 mg/ml. Childs weight 25.5 kg. Admimister? 4. Physicians order Dilantin 180 mg PO every eight hours. Medication label reads 250 mg/5ml. Administer? 5. Physicians order Dilantin 75 mg PO tid. Medication label reads 125 mg/5ml. Give? 6. Physician orders medication 45 mg/kg PO daily. Medication label on hand reads 120 mg/4 ml. Patient weight 44 kg. What will you administer? 7. Physician order: medication 2.2 mg/kg IV daily. Patient s weight 120 lbs. Medication label reads 40 mg/ml. What will you give? 8. Physician order: Medication 5 mg PO every 4 hours. Medication label on hand 2.5 mg/tablet. What is the dose? 9. Physician orders 1 mg PO daily. Medication on hand 0.5 mg/tablet. What will you give? 10. Physician orders medication 6 mg every 4 hours. Medication label on hand reads 4mg/mL. What will you give?

4 Medication Problems Week 6 (#2): Answers 1) 6.3 ml 2) 8.3 ml 3) 13 ml 4) 3.6 ml 5) 3 ml 6) 66 ml 7) 3 ml 8) 2 tablets 9) 2 tablets 10) 1.5 ml

5 Week 6 Problems 1. Physicians order 0.8 mg folic acid PO every am. Dosage of medication on hand is folic acid 0.4 mg tablets. What will you give? 2. Physicians order12.5 mcg Synthroid PO every am. Dosage of medication on hand Synthroid mg scored tablet. What will you administer? 3. Medication ordered 0.25 g PO daily. On hand 15 mg/ml. What will be given? 4. Physician order: 0.8 mg PO bid. The dose on hand 0.8 mg/tablet. What will you administer? 5. Physicians order: 4mg IM every 4 hours. Medication label on hand reads 2 mg/ml. What will you give? 6. Ordered 240 mg PO every four hours prn for pain. Medication label on hand reads 180 mg/5 ml. What will you give? 7. Physician s order medication 50 mg PO daily. Medication label on hand reads 100 mg/tablets. What will you administer? 8. Physician orders medication 35 g PO QID. Medication label on hand reads 10 g/20 ml. What will you administer? 9. Physician s order: 80 mg PO BID. Medication label on hand 20 mg/ tablet. What will you give? 10.Physician's order: 4 mg medication IM every 4 hours. Medication label on hand reads 2mg/mL. What will you give?

6 Week 6 Problems: Answers **or: place only one answer on answer line as per exam directions** 1)2 tablets 2) 0.5 tablet or ½ tablet 3) 17 ml or 16 2/3 ml 4)1 tablet 5) 2 ml 6) 6.7 ml 7) 0.5 or ½ tablet 8) 70 ml 9) 4 tablets 10) 2 ml

7 Practice Problems: Week 8 1) Physicians order: 750 mg IM every 6 hours. Label reads medication 1g/ 4.4 ml. Give? 2) Physicians order: 20,000 units IM. Label reads 1,000,000 units/10 ml. Give? 3) Physicians order: 500 ml s normal saline to infuse over 12 hours. Tubing labeled 15 gtts/ml. What is rate? 4) Physicians order: 250 ml D5W to infuse over 1 hour. What is the pump rate? 5) Physicians order: normal saline 125 ml/hour IV. Tubing labeled 20 gtt/ml. What is the rate? 6) Physician s order: medication at 30 mcg IM daily. On hand 1mg/10 ml. What will be administered? 7) Physician orders IV medication 50 mg/250 ml normal saline to infuse at 10 mcg/minute. What is the pump rate? 8) Physicians order: 1000 ml normal saline every 12 hours. What will the pump be set to? 9) Physicians order: 1000 ml D5W every 16 hours. What is the pump rate? 10) Physician orders 500 ml of normal saline to infuse over 10 hours. DF 60 gtt/ml What is the rate?

8 Practice Problems: Week 8 Answers 1) 3.3 ml 2) 0.2 ml 3) 10 gtt/min 4) 250 ml/hr 5) 42 gtt/min 6) 0.3 ml/day 7) 3 ml/hr 8) 83 ml/hr 9) 63 ml/hr 10) 50 gtt/min

9 Week 8 Problems 1) IV 1000mL D5W at 125 ml/hr. Drop factor 15gtt/mL. What is the infusion rate? 2) Order: 1000 ml D5W over 8 hours. Drop factor 20 gtt/ml What is the infusion rate? 3) Order: 1000 ml in 8 hours. Drop factor 10 gtt/ml What is the infusion rate? 4) Patient to receive 250 ml NS over the next hour. DF 15 gtts/ml. What is the pump rate? What is the gravity rate? 5) Order: 7 mg/hr of continuous medication infusion. Pharmacy sends 125 mg in 250 ml D5W. What will the pump be set at to deliver the correct amount of medication? 6) Order: 100 units in 250 ml NS. Deliver 4 units/hr. What will the pump be set at? 7) IV fluids ordered are to finish over the next 3 hours. 500mL are left. DF 15gtts/mL. What is the rate? 8) Medication in 30 ml NS to be delivered over 40 minutes. DF 60 gtt/ml. What is the rate? 9) Order: IV medication q 12 hr mixed in 150 ml D5W to infuse over 45 minutes. DF 15gtt/mL. What is the rate? 10)Order: 500 ml D5W to infuse over 4 hours. DF 10 gtt/ml What is the gravity rate? What is the pump rate?

10 Week 8 Problems: Answers 1) 31 gtts/min 2) 42 gtts/min 3) 21 gtt/min 4) 63 gtt/min 5) 14 ml/hr 6) 10 ml/hr 7) 42 gtt/min 8) 45 gtt/min 9) 50 gtt/min 10) Gravity 21 gtt/min Pump 125 ml/hr

11 Hours of Infusion/Time Finished 1. Order: 500 ml D5W. Infusion rate 20 gtt/min. DF 10 gtt/ml. How many hours to infuse? 2. Order: 250 ml NS. Infusion rate 50 gtt/min. DF 20 gtt/ml. Calculate the hours to infuse. 3. Order: 1000 ml D5W. Pump infusion rate 30 gtt/min. DF 10 gtt/ml. Calculate the hours to infuse. 4. An IV of 500 ml D5W infusing at 50 gtt/min. DF 15. At 1200 the IV has 230 ml LIB. What time will the IV finish? 5. Order: IV of 250 ml NS is infusing at a pump rate of 50 ml/hr. The IV has 150 ml LIB at Calculate the time the IV will finish? 6. Order: Infuse 250 ml NS at 12 gtt/min. DF 20 gtt/ml. Infusion started at What time will the IV finish? 7. Order: 750 ml NS. Infusion rate 20 gtt/min. DF 15 gtt/ml. Calculate the hours to infuse. 8. Order: 250 ml D5W. Pump infusion rate 32 ml/hr. How long for the IV to infuse? 9. Order: Infuse 500 ml of NS at 125 gtt/min. DF 20gtt/mL Start time What time will the IV finish? 10. Order 250 ml D5W at 100 gtt/min. Drop factor is 15 gtt/ml. IV started at What time will the IV finish?

12 Hours of Infusion/Time Finished Answers **or answers: either answer will be accepted however on exams only one answer is to be placed on the answer line** 1) 4 hrs 12 mins or 4 hrs 10 mins 2) 1 hr 42 mins or 1 hr 40 mins 3) 5 hrs 36 mins or 5 hrs 33 mins 4) 1309 or ) ) 1909 or ) 9 hrs 24 mins or 9 hrs 23 mins 8) 7 hrs 48 mins 9) 1018 or ) 1336 or 1338

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