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MATH PRACTICE EXAM

1. Which of the following medication orders for Mr. Mark should the nurse verify with the

healthcare provider?

A.

B.

C.

D.

Percocet 5-325 mg tablet by mouth

Furosemide 12.5 mg p.o. BID

Valium 3.5 mg IM every 6 hours prn anxiety

Senokot-S regular strength tablet 1 tablet daily by mouth

2. The nurse receives an order of 1,000 mL of 5% dextrose in water (D5W) with potassium

chloride (KCl) 20 mEq in 8 H. Available is 1 liter D5W and Potassium chloride 20 mEq/10

mL ampule. IV set labeled 10 gtt/mL. How many mL of Potassium chloride will the nurse

give?

3. The nurse is preparing to administer 80 mg of methylprednisolone intravenously (IV) to

a client with pneumonia. The vial states that it has 120 mg per 2 mL. The nurse would

correctly draw up which amount?

4. The nurse is preparing to administer 240 mL of Osmolyte through a feeding tube over a

three-hour period. The drop factor for the solution is 15. How many drops per minute

will you give?

5. The provider orders Unasyn 1.5 grams in 100 mL of D5W infused over 30 minutes. Your

IV tubing has a drip factor of 15 gtts/mL. What would the gtts/min be for infusing this

medication?

6. A medication 2.5 mg /kg is ordered for a patient 220 lbs. The drug is available 50 mg /

ml. Calculate how many (ml) should the nurse administer?

You Answered

7. NPH human insulin 45 units SQ every am ordered. Available NPH insulin 100units/ml.

How many units will you give? ____________________

You Answered

8. Calculate the mg/min infusing a medication with solution strength of 1.5 g /500 ml at 50

ml / hr. _________________

You Answered

9. A dosage of 4 mcg/min has been ordered using an 8 mg in 250 ml solution. Calculate

________________ml/hr

You Answered

10. An adult weighing 80 kg has an infusion ordered at 8 mcg/kg/min. The solution strength

is 800 mg in 500 ml. Calculate __________________ mcg/min dosage

You Answere

11. Magnesium Sulfate 3 g / 50 ml to infuse over 30 minutes available. Calculate mg/min to

set the IV pump. ______________

12. FOUR (4) ounces of an oral solution is ordered, how many ml (milliliters) would the

nurse administer?

You Answered

13. A medication label reads 150 mg / 5 ml. The medication order is for 75 mg. How many

ml must you prepare?

14. Levothyroxine is available in 0.05 mg tablets; a dosage of 150 mcg has been

ordered. How many tablet (s) would the nurse administer?

You Answered

15. Heparin is infusing at 20 ml/hr. The bag has 25,000 units of heparin sodium in 500

ml/D5W. How many units/hr are being delivered?

16. The patient has an infection and the doctor ordered the nurse to give Keflin Elixir 0.15 g

po at 8 am. The available is Keflin Elixir 200 mg/2mL. What will the nurse give for this

single dose?

17. A nurse is preparing to administer total parental nutrition (TPN) 1800 mL to infuse over

24 hr. The nurse should set the IV pump to deliver how many mL/hr? (Round the answer

to the nearest whole number. Use a leading zero if it applies. Do not use a trailing zero.)

18. Lasix infusion is ordered for your 54 kg weight patient. Dosage order is: 0.2 mg/kg/hour.

Drip concentration: Lasix 100 mg in 100ml D5W

How many mg/hours will your patient receive? (Round your answer to the nearest whole

number).

19. 600 mg of Normodyne is available on your nursing unit. 0.4 g of Normodyne has been

prescribed. 0.4 g of Normodyne is equivalent to how many mg?

20. Chloral hydrate syrup contains 2 g per mL. Prepare a 4000 mg dosage. How much oral

solution do you give the patient?

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