Dosage Calculations- Clinical Week 2
Instructions: You are provided these dosage calculations in the pre-conference of you clinical. Please complete all of these problems to be reviewed during post-conference. You are required to complete these independently first. Your individual clinical instructor will determine if you are required to submit for grading.
- You are to administer 340 mL over 9 hours. What is your hourly infusion rate? Please give both the number and the units you are using (in the case, mL/hr). Round to the nearest tenth.
- You are administering 460 mL over 17 hours. What is the drip rate per minute when using IV tubing with a drop factor of 20 gtts/mL? Round to the nearest whole number.
- There is an order for 25,000 mg of Ampicillin. Ampicillin is available as 25 G tablets. What should the nurse administer?
- Solumedrol 1.5 mg/kg is ordered for a child weighing 35 lb. Solumedrol is available as 75 mg / 1 mL is available. How many mL must the nurse administer? Round to the nearest tenth.
- Phenytoin (Dilantin), 21 G PO, is ordered to be given through a nasogastric tube. Phenytoin is available as 20 G in 18mL. How much would the nurse administer? Round to the nearest tenth.