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## Text Mode

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1. You are providing home care for a patient who needs 15 mL of magnesium hydroxide/aluminum hydroxide (Maalox) PO. She has only standard measuring spoons in the house. How do you instruct her to take her dose?

- 2 Tablespoon
- 1.5 Tablespoon
- 1 Tablespoon
- 2.5 Tablespoon

2. Your order reads penicillin 1.2 million units IM daily. You have penicillin 500,000 units/mL. How should you prepare the correct dose?

- 0.4 mL
- 2.4 mL
- 3 mL
- 4 mL

3. Your order reads labetalol 40 mg IV push every 10 minutes until blood pressure is lower than 140/90 mm Hg. You have labetalol 5 mg/mL available. How should you prepare the correct dose?

- 0.1 mL
- 4 mL
- 8 mL
- 8.5 mL

4. You have on hand ergocalciferol liquid 8000 units/2 mL. Your order reads ergocalciferol 225,000 units PO daily. How should you prepare the correct dose?

- 0.07 mL
- 14 mL
- 28 mL
- 56 mL

5. Your order reads ergocalciferol 225,000 units PO daily. You have on hand ergocalciferol in 50,000 unit tablets. How many do you administer?

- 4.5 tablets
- 3.5 tablets
- 2 tablets
- 0.5 tablet

6. Your order reads cortisone 15 mg PO every morning. You have on hand cortisone 10 mg tablets. How should you prepare the correct dose?

- 3 tablets
- 2 tablets
- 1.5 tablets
- 1 tablet

7. Your order reads ceftizoxime 1 g IV piggyback every 8 hours. The pharmacy supplies it in 100 mL D5W. You need to infuse it over 30 minutes. With a drop factor of 10, what drip rate will you set?

- 12 gtts/min
- 15 gtts/min
- 30 gtts/min
- 33 gtts/min

8. Your order reads Zosyn 4.5 g in 100 mL D5W IV over 1 hour. You have microdrip tubing. What drip rate will you set?

- 100 gtts/min
- 60 gtts/min
- 28 gtts/min
- 8 gtts/min

9. Your order reads levothyroxine 100 mg PO every morning. You have levothyroxine 0.05 mg tablets. How many tablets should you administer?

- 5 tablets
- 3 tablets
- 2 tablets
- 1.5 tablets

10. You have on hand morphine 500 mg in 500 mL normal saline. You need to administer morphine 80 mg/hour in a continuous IV infusion to a patient with terminal cancer pain. How many milliliters per hour will you set on the controller?

- 100 mL/hour
- 80 mL/hour
- 50 mL/hour
- 30 mL/hour

###### Answers and Rationales

**Answer: C.**15~~mL~~x (1 tbsp/15~~mL~~)=**1 Tablespoon****Answer: B.**1,200,000~~units~~x (1 mL/ 500,000~~units~~)=**2.4 mL****Answer:**4~~mg~~x (1 mL/5~~mg~~)=**C. 8 mL****Answer: D.**225,000~~units~~x (2 mL/ 8,000~~units~~)=**56 mL****Answer: A.**225,000~~units~~x (1 tablet/50,000~~units~~)=**4.5 tablets****Answer: C.**15~~mg~~x (1 tablet/ 10~~mg~~)=**1.5 tablets****Answer: D.**(100~~mL~~/30 mins) x (10 gtts/~~m~~L)=**33 gtts/min****Answer: A.**(100~~mL~~/1~~hr~~) x (1~~hr~~/ 60 mins) x (60 gtts/ 1~~mL~~)=**100 gtts/min****Answer: C.**100~~mcg~~x (1~~m~~g/1,000~~mcg~~) x (1 tablet/0.05~~mg~~)=**2 tablets****Answer: B.**(80~~mg~~/hour) x (500 mL/ 500~~mg~~)=**80 mL/hour**