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Lewis University CONHP Soph II Math Module Sophomore 2 Guidelines Student must show work for all calculations. The three systems utilized by health care professionals are the metric, apothecary, and household measurements. It is necessary to MEMORIZE each system and to convert form one system to another. All prescriptions are written within the metric system and all US drug labels provide metric measurements. Each answer must be labeled correctly and reflect the correct units and time frames (e.g., tablets, capsule, units, mL, gtt/min, mL/hr, mg /day, etc.) or it will be counted wrong. Tablets are assumed scored, unless otherwise stated. Maintenance and replacement IV fluids and IV additives given on pump (mL /hr) are rounded to the nearest whole number. For IV fluids given by gravity drip (gtt/min) the drip rate must be rounded to the nearest whole drop / whole number. For adults, weights are rounded to the nearest tenth. When reconstituting a powered medication, choose the concentration or dose strength that comes closest to the dose that has been ordered. For injectable medications, amounts <1.0 mL are rounded to the hundredths place and amounts >1.0 mL are rounded to the tenths place.
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LEWIS UNIVERSITY College of Nursing and Health Professions Sophomore 2 Drug Dosage and IV Calculation Practice Problems 1. The physician orders levothyroxine (Synthroid) 0.05 mg by mouth, daily for a client with thyroid dysfunction. The medication is available in 50 mcg tablets. How many tablets will the nurse administer? 2. The physician orders furosemide (Lasix) 30 mg IV stat. Furosemide is available as 20 mg per 2 mL. How many mL will the nurse administer? 3. A client is to receive 100 mL per hour of D 5 W. The drop factor is 15 gtt/mL. What is the gtt/min rate to deliver this IV order? 4. The physician orders morphine sulfate 1-3 mg IVP every 2 hours for pain. Based on this order, what is the maximum dose the patient may receive in 24 hours? 5. Butorphanol (Stadol) 1.5 mg IM is ordered on call to surgery. Butophanol is supplied as 2 mg/mL. How many mL will the nurse administer to deliver the ordered dose? 6. A patient is to receive phenobarbital grain ½ by mouth every 8 hours prn. Phenobarbital is available as 15 mg tablets. How many tablets will the nurse need to give to deliver the ordered dose? 7. If a patient has an order for a continuous tube feeding providing Ensure ½ strength at 60 mL/hr, how much Ensure will the patient receive in 24 hours? 8. The physician orders penicillin 650,000 units IM. The penicillin is supplied for reconstitution with instructions to reconstitute with 6 mL, 12 mL, or 24 mL of diluent to provide concentrations of 2,000,000 units/mL, 500,000 units/mL, or 250,000 units, respectively.
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