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OPTO 6253 Ch5 - Focus on Nursing Pharmacology 6e Instructor Test Bank

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University of Houston

Practical Pharmacology (OPTO 6253 )

Ch5 – Focus on Nursing Pharmacology 6e Instructor Test Bank

Chapter 5- Dosage Calculations
1.
The nurse is calculating a drug dosage and converting from milligrams to grams. What
measurement system is the nurse using?
A)
Metric system
B)
Apothecary system
C)
Household system
D)
Avoirdupois system

2.
The nurse teaches a young mother the importance of administering appropriate dosages of
acetaminophen (Tylenol) and determines further teaching is needed when the mother
makes what statement?
A)
“The children’s dosage will change with time as they grow.”
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B)
“My baby’s dose of Tylenol is about 1 half an adult dose.”
C)
“It is important to give the right dose to prevent toxic effects of the medication.”
D)
“My children’s dose of Tylenol should be based on their weight or age.”

3.
A nurse calculates the pediatric patient’s medication dosage using Clark’s rule and uses
what formula?
A)
Infant’s age in months/150 months times the average adult dose
B)
Child’s age in years/child’s age in years plus 12 times the average adult dose
C)
Weight of child in pounds/150 pounds times the average adult dose
D)
Surface area in square meters/1.73 times the average adult dose

5.
A physician orders 500 mL of IV solution be administered over 8 hours. If the IV infusion
set delivers 15 drops per mL, how many drops per minute should the nurse administer to
the patient?
A)
15 drops/min
B)
20 drops/min
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C)
32 drops/min
D)
64 drops/min

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