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Dosage Calculation

This activity contains 4 questions.

A client in shock is to receive 10% dextran 40 IV in 30 minutes. The medication is available as 10% dextran 40 in 500 ml of NS. An infusion pump is present. Available tubing delivers 15 gtt/mL. At what rate will the nurse set the infusion pump?

 50 150 250 300

A dehydrated client is to be rehydrated with an IV infusion of normal saline. The physician has ordered the fluids to run at 100 cc/hour. How many hours will it take for the client to receive 2000cc?

 20 hours 10 hours 24 hours 12 hours

A client with CHF who takes Lasix daily has an order to receive potassium chloride (K-tab) tablets, 80 mEq per day, in 4 divided doses. The medication is available as 10 mEq tablets. How many tablets will the client receive per dose?

 2 tabs 4 tabs 8 tabs 10 tabs

A 240# client in metabolic acidosis will be receiving sodium bicarbonate IV, 4 mEq/kg. The medication is available as 1 mEq/ml in a 500cc solution of normal saline. How many drops/minute should the IV be set at, in order to deliver this medication over 4 hours?

 2 drops/minute 10 drops/minute 21 drops/minute 40 drops/minute