NOT READING THE INSTRUCTIONS provided at the beginning of the math exam The following is the ACTUAL instructions that will appear on each of your remaining math exams This test is to be completed the first day of lecture. You will have 50 minutes to complete the test. Answers are to be rounded off to the hundredth (two decimal places), except for “ gtt/min” which is rounded to the nearest whole number. Place “final answer” to be graded on the line provided (only ONE answer) Amounts less than one REQUIRE a leading zero ( Eg. 0.5, NOT .5) NEVER place a trailing zero after an answer. If the calculator states “10.8”, then that is your final answer- NOT “10.80” to create a “hundredth place”. Students will not receive credit if work is not shown 5.Example without distractorsMr. McCormick is receiving dopamine at 15 mL/hr by IV pump. The patient weighs 120 pounds. The dopamine concentration is 250 mg in 250 mL of D5W. Calculate the micrograms per kilogram per minute? Round your answer to the nearest hundredth: STEP ONE : Start to the right of the EQUAL sign ( what is your destination? ) = mcg kg/min STEP TWO : Plug in the given information (no distractors here ) 15 mL X 250 mg = mcg hr 120 lb 250 mL kg/min 4
STEP THREE : Cancel out like units mcg * mcg kg/min 6. Example with distractorsA 20 kilogram child is being treated for a severe infection. Zosyn IVPB 20 milligrams in 250 mL of LR is ordered and to be infused over 30 minutes. How fast will the nurse set the infusion pump? ) STEP TWO: Plug in the given information QUESTIONS: Are there any distractors “plugged in” below?Which is correct- (A) or (B)? = mL hr mL 5
30 min hr *In (A) above, the kg and the mg will never cancel out to arrive at your destination of “mL/hr” !!! STEP THREE : Cancel out like units (NONE to cancel out in this example) mL mL hr
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- Summer '16
- Tiney Ray
- Kilogram, Dose, safe dose, mg/dose