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A physician has ordered acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) 10 gr every 4 hours p.r.n. The available dose for aspirin is 325 mg per tablet. What will the nurse administer?
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The physician has ordered guaifenesin (Robitussin) expectorant syrup 11⁄2 ounces p.o. every 4 hours. One 90ml bottle of guaifenesin (Robitussin) syrup is available. What will the nurse administer?
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The physician’s order reads phenytoin sodium (Dilantin) 0.1 g p.o. now. On hand are phenytoin sodium (Dilantin) capsules, 100 mg per capsule. The nurse will give:
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The order reads levodopa (Dopar) 1.5 g p.o. b.i.d. On hand are levodopa (Dopar) tablets in a 500mg strength. The nurse will give
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The doctor’s order states glipizide (Glucotrol) 5000 mcg daily. On hand the nurse has glipizide (Glucotrol) 2.5 mg tablets. How many tablets will the nurse administer?
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The nurse reads a physician’s order, which states atropine sulfate 0.5 mg IM stat. The nurse has atropine sulfate 0.3 mg/0.5 ml for injection available. What volume of the atropine solution should the nurse administer IM?
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The order reads hydromorphone HCl (Dilaudid) 1.5 mg s.q. every 4 to 6 hours p.r.n. The nurse has injectable hydromorphone HCl (Dilaudid) ampules gr 1/30 per ml. What volume will the nurse administer?
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The doctor’s order reads vitamin B12 injection 1000 mcg once a month. The nurse has injectable vitamin B12 available in a concentration of 0.5 mg/ml. What volume should the nurse administer?
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The doctor has ordered furosemide (Lasix) 40mg IV push. The nurse has injectable furosemide (Lasix) 20 mg in 2 ml available. What should the nurse administer?
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The doctor has ordered diazepam (Valium) 2.5mg IV push stat. Available is injectable diazepam (Valium) mg/ml. How much will the nurse administer?
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The order reads ceftriaxone (Rocephin) 1.4 g IM b.i.d. Available is a ceftriaxone (Rocephin) 1vial; when reconstituted with 2.1 ml, it results in a concentration of 350 mg per ml. What volume will the nurse administer?
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Amoxicillin with clavulanic acid (Augmentin) powder reconstituted with 69 ml water results in a 75ml suspension with a 200mg/5ml concentration. The doctor’s order reads Augmentin 600mg oral suspension p.o. every 12 hours. What volume of the suspension will the nurse administer?
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Administer 800 ml IV D5W at 75 ml/hour. The drop factor is 10 gtt/ml. What is the dropsperminute rate?
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Infuse heparin 40,000 units in 1000 ml of normal saline IV over 24 hours. The administration set has a drop factor of 10 gtt/ml. The nurse will set the gtt per minuteat what rate?
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The order reads heparin 2000 units s.q. The nurse has on hand heparin 2500 units/ml. How much will the nurse administer?
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Heparin 30,000 units in 1000 ml of normal saline is to be administered IV over 24 hours via microdrip. How many units of heparin is the client receiving per hour?
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Infuse 2000 ml of lactated Ringer’s over 12 hours. The drop factor is 15 gtt/ml. The nurse will regulate the IV to how many gtt per minute?
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Useanelectronicregulatortoadminister1500ml of D5W in 6 hours. The nurse will set the machine for:
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The physician has ordered morphine sulfate (Duramorph) 10 mg s.q. every 4 hours p.r.n. The child weighs 80 lb. The recommended maximum dose of morphine sulfate (Duramorph) is 0.1 mg to 0.2 mg/kg/dose. To determine the safety of this dose, what is the safe dose range for this child?
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The recommended dosage for cefaclor (Ceclor) suspension is 20 to 40 mg/kg/day divided into 2 or 3 doses. The child receiving the cefaclor (Ceclor) weighs 22 kg. What is the recommended range for the individual dose ordered as twice daily for this child?
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The recommended dosage for furosemide (Lasix) oral solution is a single dose of 2 mg/kg, and subsequent doses of 1 to 2 mg/kg every 6 hours until suitable response, up to a maximum of 6 mg/kg/day. What is the minimum to maximum 24hour dose range for a child weighing 26 kg?
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Using the child’s weight, determine what the pediatric dose for digoxin (Lanoxin) would be if the usual adult dose is 0.15 mg p.o. every day. The child weighs 13 kg. The nurse will administer
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An adult dose of doxycycline (Vibramycin) is 100 mg b.i.d. The child who is to take doxycycline (Vibramycin) is 32 inches tall and weighs 48 pounds. Determine the child’s dose based on BSA.
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The recommended adult dose of acyclovir is 200 mg every 4 hours. What would an appropriate dose be for a child weighing 8 kg and standing 57 cm tall?
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where is the rational for the math. how can we see how to do the problem. thank you