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A female patient was admitted to the hospital with the following diagnoses: Rt. side congestive heart failure (CHF) chronic hypertension, ventricular arrhythmia. Her orders include the following:

• Digoxin 0.5 po mg 12 noon, 6 pm, 12 midnight po 7/8/01
• Digoxin 0.25 mg po daily beginning at 10 am 7/9/01
• Cardura 4 po mg at hs
• Inderal 20 mg po tid
• Multivitamin 1 po qd
• Lasix 20 mg po qd
• Low-fat, low-sodium ADA diet, 1500 calories
• K-lor 20 mEq po per day
• Isordil 10 mg sl qd
• Fluids 240 mL po q4h

 1 . How many milligrams of digoxin did the patient receive on 7/8/01?   To create paragraphs in your essay response, type

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at the end. 2 . How many grams of digoxin are contained in a tablet labeled 0.25 mg?   To create paragraphs in your essay response, type

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at the end. 3 . Cardura tablets are available in 1, 2, 4, and 8 mg tablets. If 2 mg tablets were available, how many tablets would you administer to the patient?   To create paragraphs in your essay response, type

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at the end. 4 . Digoxin is available in 0.125 mg tablets. How many tablets would you administer to the patient at 10 a.m. on 7/9/01?   To create paragraphs in your essay response, type

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at the end. 5 . Inderal is available in 0.02 g tablets. How many tablets will you administer to the patient in a 24-hour period?   To create paragraphs in your essay response, type

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at the end. 6 . How many milliliters of fluid will the patient receive per day? How many liters of fluid will she receive in 7 days?   To create paragraphs in your essay response, type

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at the end. 7 . Isordil sl indicates that the medication will be administered.   To create paragraphs in your essay response, type

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at the end. 8 . If each 10 mEq of K-lor contains 750 mg, how many grams of K-lor will Mrs. Lindor receive in one day?   To create paragraphs in your essay response, type

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at the end. 9 . If the drug Inderal is to be administered TID, q8h, and her Cardura will be given at 10 pm, at what other times would you administer the Inderal so she receives both her Inderal and Cardura at 10 pm?   To create paragraphs in your essay response, type

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