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3mcg x 72kg x 60 min = 12960 mcg/hr2.Convert mcg/hr to mg/hr 12960mcg/hr = 12.960mg/hr3.Use the order/supply x volume 12.960mg/hr / 500mg x 250mL = 6.48 or 6.5mL/hrDOPAMINE QUESTIONS ANSWER KEY
TOTAL DAILY DOSAGE PROBLEMS1. Mrs. N is taking Motrin 600mg PO q6h (every 6 hours) around the clock for joint pain. How many grams of Motrin is she taking daily?2. Your patient has been taking two (2) Acetaminophen 325mg tablets (total of 650mg) every 6 hours around the clock for back pain. How many grams of Acetaminophen has she been consuming daily?3. You are taking care of a patient who is experiencing nausea. The doctor has prescribed this patient Ondansetron 20mg IV q6h (every 6 hours) as needed for nausea. If the patient receives this medication every 6 hours for 48 hours, how many total mg will this patient have received?4. You are assigned a patient that has come to the Emergency Department with complaints of right upper quadrant abdominal pain. Upon assessment of the patient he states “For the past week I’ve been taking 2 Tylenol pills every 4 hours for my back pain.” He shows you the bottle ofpills and you note the medication as Acetaminophen 500mg tablets. If this patient has been taking two 500mg tablets every 4 hours, how many grams has he been consuming daily?5. Your patient has taken one tablet of Percocet 5/352 every 6 hours. Knowing that this medication contains 325mg of acetaminophen in each tablet, how many grams has the patient received in a 24 hour period?
6. Your patient has taken one tablet of Lortab 10/500 every 4 hours. Knowing that this medication contains 500mg of acetaminophen in each tablet, how many grams has the patient received in a 24 hour period?7. You are concerned that your patient has exceeded the daily maximum amount of morphine they can have as ordered by the provider. In the last 24 hours you see this patient has received Morphine 4 mg IV every 4 hours. How many total mg was administered to the patient in the last24 hours?8. Your patient’s physician has ordered not to exceed 40mg of Ketorolac daily. Seeing this order you want to determine how many total mg your patient has received in the last 24 hours. If yourpatient received Ketorolac (Toradol) 10mg every 6 hours, how many total mg have they receivedin the past 24 hours?9. You have decided there is a need to educate your patient because you are concerned that he may be overmedicating himself with his prescribed Gabapentin. You know that the maximum daily amount is 3600mg, or 3.6 grams. Your patient states he takes this medication in doses of 900mg every 4 hours. How many grams is the patient administering himself daily?10. Your patient takes Phenytoin 100mg TID (three times daily). How many mg is the patient receiving each day?11. An elderly patient is brought by ambulance to the ER, unresponsive. Her daughter states “My mother hasn’t been getting much sleep lately because of lower back pain so I gave her