1). Phenytoin (an anticonvulsant) 110 mg IV tid is ordered for a patient
with a seizure disorder. The injectable solution is available as 50 mg/ml. How many ml will the nurse administer for one dose?
2). A patient with cystic fibrosis is hospitalized fo an acute pulmonary infection and is ordered Ticarcillin 2500 mg IV q 4 hours. Powdered Ticarcillin for injection is available for the nurse to reconstitute. The directions state "add 5 ml of sterile water for injection. Mix until clear. The resultant solution will yield a concentration of 3.1g/6 ml". How many ml will the nurse administer for one dose?
3). Docusate sodium (a stool softener) 450 mg po daily is ordered for an oncology patient. Scored 100 mg tablets are available at a cost of $4.25 per 100 tablets. How many tablets will the nurse administer to this patient for one dose?
The patient now needs the same dose in a liquid preparation. The liquid docusate is available as 150 mg/15 ml. How many ml must be administered to deliver the ordered dose?
4). Order: Digoxin 0.5 mg po daily as a maintenance dose for congestive heart failure.
Available: 250 mcg tablets
a. How many tablets will be administered for one dose?
b. How many tablets must the pharmacy dispense for the patient to have a 30 day supply of Digoxin?
5). Codeine 15 mg po q 6 hrs for pain is ordered for a post surgical patient. Available are 30 mg and 60 mg tablets. Which tablet strength would the nurse choose and why?
How many tablets will be administered for one dose?
6). Heparin 3500 units subcutaneously q 12 hours is ordered for an immobile patient at risk for deep vein thrombosis. The available solution is heparin 7500 units/ml. How many ml will the nurse draw up to administer for one dose?
7). The oral solution of Potassium Citrate is available as 15 mEq/5 ml. A pediatric patient is ordered Potassium Citrate 60 mEq po daily for low potassium blood level. How many ml will the nurse administer.
8). Order: Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 320 mg q 4 hours po prn for temp greater than 101 degrees Fahrenheit.
Available: Bubble gum flavored chewable tablets - 80 mg/tablet
The patients temperature is 100.1 degrees Fahrenheit. How many Tylenol Chewable tablets will the nurse administer?
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