Tutorial Exam #3
Use the following list of equivalencies in working the exam problems:

1 pound (lb) = 16 oz 1 ton = 200 pounds 1 ft = 12 in
1 yd = 3 ft 1 qt = 2 pt 1 gal = 4 qt
1 min = 60 sec 1 hr = 60 min 1 kg = 1000 g
1000 mg = 1 g 1,000,000 mcg = 1 g 1 km = 1000 m
1000 mm = 1 m 1,000,000 mcm = 1 m 1000 ml = 1 l
1,000,000 mcl = 1 l 1 kg = 2.2 lb 1 pint = 500 ml
2.54 cm = 1 in 1 fl oz = 30 ml 1 tsp = 5 ml
1 tbsp = 15 ml 1 cc = 1 ml 100 cm = 1 m


DO YOUR CALCULATIONS ON A SEPARATE PIECE OF PAPER


1.You are to administer 50 mg of a drug to a patient. How many micrograms is this?

50,000
.80
.05
3125

2. A patient is to be given .060 mg of Levo-thyroxine sodium po qd (by mouth daily) which is available in 120 mcg tablets. How many tablets shoud be administered to the patient?

.0072
.5
7200
5

3. A patient is to receive morphine sulfate solution which has a concentration of 2 mg/ml. The order is for 12 mg to be delivered over a 4 hour period. How many ml of the solution should be administered?

60
.60
6
50

4. A patient who weighs 60 lbs is to be given a medication which should be administered at the dosage of .02 mg per kg of patient weight. How many mcg of the medication should be administered to the patient?

5.45
15
20
545

5. A patient is to be given 2,000 units of a drug sq tid (subcutaneous three times daily). The drug is available in vials which contain 800 IU per 2 ml vial. How many ml of the drug should be given to patient in each dose?

50
20
4
5

6. The medication order for a patient is 500 ml of a drug over a 4 hour period at a drop rate (drip factor) of 20 gtt (drops)/ml. What is the drip rate in drops/min?

30
25
41.7
1.6

7. The order for a patient is 750 cc at 20 ml/hr at 15 drops/ml. What is the drip rate in drops/min and how long will administration of this drug take to deliver the 750 cc?

40, 6.5
5, 37.5
20, 5
15, 3

8. Insulin is to be adminstratered to a patient at a drip rate 30 cc/hr with an insulin solution which contains 40 units in 500 cc. How many units per hour is the patient receiving?

2.4
40
12
8

9. A patient is to be given 550 ml of a drug over a 4 hour period at 15 drops/ml. What will be the drip rate?

34.4
22
13
6.5

10. How long will it take to administer 800 cc at a drop factor of 15 drop/ml and a drip rate of 40 drop/min?

60
300
12
30

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