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# Dosage Calculations

This activity contains 7 questions.

## A patient with allergies takes diphenhydramine (Benadryl) 100 mg. It is available as diphenhydramine 25 mg/0.5 ml. How many ml will the nurse administer?

 2 ml 4 ml 5 ml 3 ml

## A patient is taking albuterol (Proventil) 8 mg. It is available as albuterol 10 mg/1 ml. How many ml will the nurse administer?

 0.4 ml 0.8 ml 1.2 ml 1 ml

## A patient in shock is receiving an infusion of isoproterenol HCl (Isuprel) at a rate of 5 mcg/min. It is mixed as isoproterenol 1 mg in 250 ml of D5W. In ml/hr, how will the nurse set the IV pump?

 150 ml/hr 100 ml/hr 75 ml/hr 200 ml/hr

## A patient is receiving prednisolone acetate (Pred Forte) 55 mg IM. It is available as prednisolone acetate 30 mg/1 ml. How many ml will the nurse administer?

 1.7 ml 1.8 ml 1.6 ml 1.9 ml

## A hypotensive patient is receiving a 200 mcg/hr infusion of norepinephrine bitartrate (Levophed). It comes mixed as 2 mg in 200 ml of NS. In ml/hr, how will the nurse set the pump?

 20 ml/hr 10 ml/hr 7 ml/hr 15 ml/hr

## A patient receives doxapram hydrochloride (Dopram) 65 mg to treat respiratory depression. The medication is available as 20 mg/1 ml. How many ml are needed to achieve this dose?

 3 ml 3.8 ml 3.3 ml 3.5 ml

## Dopamine hydrochloride (Intropin) 5 mcg/kg is ordered for a patient in shock who weighs 95 kg. How many milligrams is that?

 0.47 mg 47 mg 0.05 mg 4.7 mg