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1) The physician orders morphine syrup 30mg po q4hrs prn for pain. The pharmacy supplies morphine syrup 20mg/mL for this patient. The nurse should administer ..................mL per dose for pain.

Please round to nearest 10th if necessary

2) The physician orders clindamycin 300mg in 100ml 0.9% normal saline to infuse at 10mg/min. How long will this infusion last?

3) The doctor’s order is 5L of D5W with 20mEq of potassium to infuse over 48 hours. What is the amount (in mL/hr) to be infused?

Please round to nearest 10th if necessary

4) he doctor’s order is 5L of D5W with 20mEq of potassium to infuse over 48 hours. Drip factor is 10 gtt/ml. How many............ gtt/min?

5) The physician prescribes acyclovir 0.8 g po q4h each day. On hand are acyclovir tablets labeled 200 mg. The nurse should administer........tablet(s) for each dose.

6) The physician orders amoxicillin/potassium clavulanate
**20 mg/kg/day po in 4 divided doses** to a child
weighing 66 pounds. The pharmacy sends 150 mg amoxicillin/potassium
clavulanate tablets. The nurse should administer Answer tablet(s)
**per dose** to this child.

7) Order is : Dilaudid 2 mg and Atropine 0.4 mg IV STAT.

Available on the unit is Dilaudid 2mg/mL and Atropine 0.2mg /mL.

How many total mL would the nurse administer?

8) Doctor’s order: 750 ml D5W to infuse over 4 hours. Drip factor: 10gtt/ml. What are the............gtt/min?

9) Order: Ampicillin 500mg IM q8h//Supply: Ampicillin 500mg

Directions: Reconstitute with 1.8mL diluent for a concentration of 250mg/mL

Give:Answer in mL

Please round to nearest 10th if necessary

10) Order: NS 2L to infuse at 60mL/h

Drop factor: microdrip (60 gtt/mL)

What are the answer in gtt/min?

Answer #1

1.AMOUNT TO BE ADMINISTERED=DESIRED AMOUNT/STRENGTH IN HAND multiplied by quantity

here the prescribed dose 30 mg,therefore the answer is 1.5 ml

30mg/20mg=1.5ml

3.104 ml/hr

4.17.33gtt/min

5.4 tablets(0.8gm=800mg,strength in hand is 200mg,patient required dose is 800mg.therefore 800/200=4)

6.one tablet per dose.(as per doctors advice 4 doses per day.child weight is 30 kg and the medication available is 150mg.amoxicillin dose is 20mg/kg/day=20multiplied by 30 /day=600/4=150mg)

7.dilaudid 1ml to be administered and atropine 2ml.

8.31.25gtt/min(750/4=187.5ml/hr multiplied by 10 and divided by 60=31.25)

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