Here’s another set of 20-item NCLEX practice exam about drug dosage calculation and IV infusion rate calculations.

Secure a copy of the client’s history to drug interactions and allergies.Right History and Assessment.

—10 Rights of Drug Administration

### Topics

Included topics in this exam are as follows:

- Dosage Calculation
- Metric Conversions
- IV Infusion Rate Calculations

### Guidelines

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### Questions

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## Drug Dosage Calculations NCLEX Exam 7 (20 Items)

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## Drug Dosage Calculations NCLEX Exam 7 (20 Items)

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**1. Phenobarbital is supplied as 60 mg/mL. You need to administer 160 mg IV stat. How many milliliters should you administer?**

A. 0.4 mL

B. 1.7 mL

C. 2 mL

D. 2.7 mL

**2. You have an order for morphine 4 mg IV push every 2 hours prn dyspnea. You have morphine gr 1/6 per mL on hand. How many milliliters should you prepare?**

A. 0.1 mL

B. 0.4 mL

C. 4 mL

D. 8 mL

**3. You need to administer amphotericin B 0.5 mg/kg IV daily to a patient with histoplasmosis who weighs 236 pounds. How many milligrams should you expect to administer each day?**

A. 236 mg

B. 118 mg

C. 107.3 mg

D. 53.6 mg

**4. You have an order to infuse 500 mL normal saline IV over 4 hours. How many drops per minute will you set on gravity tubing that delivers 10 gtts/mL?**

A. 13 gtts/min

B. 21 gtts/min

C. 25 gtts/min

D. 33 gtts/min

**5. A patient is to receive cefuroxime (Zinacef) 1 g in D5W 100 mL IV every 8 hours, to infuse over 60 minutes. How many drops per minute do you set on gravity tubing that delivers 10 gtts/mL?**

A. 13 gtts/min

B. 17 gtts/min

C. 24 gtts/min

D. 38 gtts/min

**6. You have an order for furosemide (Lasix) 80 mg IV every morning. You have on hand Lasix 20 mg in 2 mL sterile water. How many milliliters should you prepare?**

A. 2 mL

B. 4 mL

C. 6 mL

D. 8 mL

**7. You need to administer 40 mg of furosemide (Lasix) PO. You have on hand Lasix 20 mg tablets. How many tablets should you give?**

A. 1 tablet

B. 2 tablets

C. 2.5 tablets

D. 4 tablets

**8. You have an order for heparin 3000 units SC every 12 hours. You have available 5000 units/mL. How many milliliters will you give?**

A. 1 mL

B. 0.2 mL

C. 0.6 mL

D. 1.2 mL

**9. You need to administer 15 mg of morphine IM. You have on hand gr 1/4 per mL. How should you prepare the correct dose?**

A. 1 mL

B. 2 mL

C. 4 mL

D. 7.5 mL

**10. You have an order for levothyroxine (Synthroid) 0.05 mg PO. You have on hand Synthroid 100 mg tablets. How should you prepare the correct dose?**

A. 2 tablets

B. 1 1/2 tablets

C. 1 tablet

D. 1/2 tablet

**11. The recommended IV dose of gentamicin is 1 to 5 mg/kg. What is a safe range to administer to an adult man weighing 190 pounds?**

A. 1 mg to 5 mg

B. 50 mg to 250 mg

C. 86 mg to 431 mg

D. 432 mg to 500 mg

**12. You are caring for a patient at home who must take magnesium hydroxide/aluminum hydroxide (Maalox) 30 mL PO. How will you instruct the patient to measure the dose using ordinary household measuring devices?**

A. 1 tbsp

B. 1 1/2 tbsp

C. 2 tbsp

D. 3 tbsp

**13. You have an order to administer 1 L of 5% Dextrose in 0.45 normal saline IV over 16 hours. How many milliliters per hour will you set on the IV infusion controller?**

A. 63 mL/hour

B. 60 mL/hour

C. 55 mL/hour

D. 38 mL/hour

**14. You have an order to administer 1 L of D5W IV over 8 hours. How many drops per minute will you set if you are using tubing with a drop factor of 15?**

A. 2 gtts/min

B. 31 gtts/min

C. 63 gtts/min

D. 125 gtts/min

**15. Your order reads gatifloxacin (Tequin) 400 mg IV daily. It arrives in 50 mL of D5W, to run over 30 minutes. How many drops per minute will you set if you have tubing with a drop factor of 10?**

A. 17 gtts/min

B. 13 gtts/min

C. 10 gtts/min

D. 8 gtts/min

**16. You have an order to administer heparin sodium IV at 1000 units per hour. It is supplied by your pharmacy as 25,000 units in 250 mL of D5W. For how many milliliters per hour should you program the controller?**

A. 10 mL/hour

B. 15 mL/hour

C. 20 mL/hour

D. 25 mL/hour

**17. Your patient has an order for heparin SC 2500 units bid. You have on hand heparin 5000 units/mL. How many milliliters will you administer in a day?**

A. 0.5 mL

B. 1 mL

C. 2 mL

D. 4 mL

**18. You evaluate a patient’s intake and output for 8 hours. Intake for 8 hours:**

3 8-oz cups of coffee

4 oz orange juice

3/4 cup of milk

8 oz tomato soup

1/2 cup Jello

2 cups of water

750 mL of 0.9% normal saline IV

**How many milliliters should you record as intake?**

A. 2,061 mL intake

B. 2,160 mL intake

C. 2,601 mL intake

D. 2,610 mL intake

**19. The physician orders codeine gr 1/4IM every 4 hours prn for a patient with pain. You have on hand codeine gr 1/2 per mL. What is the correct dose?**

A. 0.5 mL

B. 1 mL

C. 2 mL

D. 3 mL

**20. A patient is receiving 250,000 units of penicillin G IM every 6 hours. You have on hand 300,000 units/mL. How much will you draw into the syringe?**

A. 2 mL

B. 1.2 mL

C. 1 mL

D. 0.8 mL

### Answers and Rationale

**1. Answer: D. 2.7 mL**

**2. Answer: B. 0.4 mL**

**3. Answer: D. 53.6 mg**

**4. Answer: B. 21 gtts/min**

**5. Answer: B. 17 gtts/min**

**6. Answer: D. 8 mL**

**7. Answer: B. 2 tablets**

**8. Answer: C. 0.6 mL**

**9. Answer: A. 1 mL**

**10. Answer: D. 1/2 tablet**

**11. Answer: C. 86 mg to 431 mg**

*The safe range is between 86 and 431 mg.

**12. Answer: C. 2 tbsp**

**13. Answer: A. 63 mL/hour**

**14. Answer: B. 31 gtts/min**

**15. Answer: A. 17 gtts/min**

**16. Answer: A. 10 mL/hour**

**17. Answer: B. 1 mL**

**18. Answer: D. 2,610 mL intake**

*First, you must convert all amounts to the same units, usually milliliters.

Now add: 720 + 120 + 180 + 240 + 120 + 480 + 750 = 2,610 mL intake

**19. Answer: A. 0.5 mL**

*1 gr = 60 mg

**20. Answer: D. 0.8 mL**

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