NUR_Dosage_Calculation_Self-study_Packet_2013(1)

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and the student will have one opportunity to correct any problems missed within a timeframe defined by the faculty. In order to enter N3789 the student must pass the exam with 100%. If the student fails the second ten point exam, he/she will not be permitted to enter N3789. Calculators will be permitted and all work must be shown.
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CALCULATION CONVERSION CHART (most commonly used) 1000 g = 1 kg. 1000 mg = 1 g 1000 mcg= 1 mg. 1 mL = 1 cc 5 mL = 1 tsp. (t.) 15 mL = 1 tbsp. (T.) 30 mL = 1 oz. 2.2 lb = 1 kg 2.5 cm = 1 inch 1000 mL = 1 L DOSAGE EQUATIONS 1. D (desired) x Q (quantity) = X (dose) H (have) 2. Intravenous: Total mLs X drops = drops Time (as expressed in minutes) mL min IVPB: To calculate mL/hr to program a pump - Total mLs x 60 Time (as expressed in minutes) 3. lbs. = kg Kg X Dose = desired dose 2.2 4. Converting in the metric system: Gram to mg – move the decimal RIGHT 3 places (Example: 0.5 g = 500 mg) mg to mcg – move the decimal RIGHT 3 places (Example: 0.325 mg = 325 mcg) mg to gram – move the decimal LEFT 3 places (Example: 350 mg = 0.350 g) mcg to mg – move the decimal LEFT 3 places (Example: 125 mcg = 0.125 mg) Move decimal RIGHT 3 places Kg g mg mcg Move decimal LEFT 3 places
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5. Temperature Conversions Fahrenheit to Celsius C = F – 32 1.8 Celsius to Fahrenheit: F = C (1.8) + 32 6. Body Surface Area Formula m 2 = height (cm) x weight (kg) 3600 7. Body Mass Index (BMI) BMI = weight in kg (height in millimeters) ²
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Basic Medication Administration Abbreviations Abbreviation Meaning Route: IM Intramuscular IV Intravenous IVPB Intravenous Piggyback subcut subcutaneous SL sublingual ID intradermal GT gastrostomy tube NG nasogastric tube p.o. by mouth, orally p.r. pr rectum, rectally Frequency: a.c. before p.c. after ad.lib. as desired, freely p.r.n. when necessary stat immediately b.i.d twice a day t.i.d. three times a day q.i.d. four times a day min minute h hour q.h. every hour q2h every two hours q.3h every three hours q.4h every four hours q.6h every six hours q.8h every 8 hours q. 12 every 12 hours General: a before p after c with s without q every qs every shift aq aqua (water) NPO nothing by mouth gtt drop tab tablet cap capsule SR slow-release Susp suspension
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PRACTICE WORKSHEET 1. 99.8 degrees F = ____ C 2. 38.2 degrees C = ______ F 3. 61.5 kg. = _____ lb. 4. 1500 mg = ____grams 5. 6 g = _____ mg 6. 30 mL = _____ Tbsp 7. Order: Synthroid 225 mcg. Supply:Synthroid 150 mcg./tab. GIVE: _____ 8. Order: codeine 30 mg Supply:codeine 60 mg/tab. GIVE: _____ 9. Order: Elixir of Benadryl 25 mg Supply:Elixir of Benadryl 12.5 mg/5 mL GIVE: _____ 10. Order: Vitamin B12 1000 mcg. Supply:Vitamin B12 1 mg/mL GIVE: _____ 11. Order: Fentanyl 0.125 mg. Supply:Fetanyl 250 mcg./5 mL GIVE: _____ 12. Order: Amoxil suspension 10 mg/kg. Child weighs 44 lbs. Supply:Amoxil suspension 250 mg/5 mL GIVE: _____ 13. The primary care providers orders Robitussin cough syrup 2 tsp. prn every 4 hours for cough. How many mLs of Robitussin will you give? GIVE: _____ Answers: 1) 37.6 2) 100.76 or 100.8 3) 135.3 4) 1.5 5) 6000 6) 2 7) 1.5 tab 8) ½ tab 9) 10 mL 10)1 mL 11) 2.5 mL 12) 4 mL 13) 10mL
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TEMPLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF NURSING DOSAGE CALCULATION REVIEW #1: ORAL DOSAGES Directions: Either place your answer in the space provided or circle your final answer; be sure your answer is labeled (mLs, tabs, caps, kg, etc.). You must show all of your work.
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  • Spring '14
  • TishGillandCarleneMcAleer
  • Nursing, Trigraph, Kilogram, ml, Dose, ml/hr

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