# Mathematics in The Medical Field Question

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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?
7. NPH human insulin 45 units SQ every am ordered. Available NPH insulin 100units/ml.
How many units will you give? ____________________
8. Calculate the mg/min infusing a medication with solution strength of 1.5 g /500 ml at 50
ml / hr. _________________
9. A dosage of 4 mcg/min has been ordered using an 8 mg in 250 ml solution. Calculate
________________ml/hr
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
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
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?
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
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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