# DRUG CALCULATION

The doctor orders 1 L of NS IV every 10 hours. 750 mL remain. What is the infusion rate?¬¬¬¬¬¬_______ How long

(in hours) will it take to complete the infusion?___________
Two answers are required. Please use the following format: #;# – there is NOT a space before or after the “;.”

The patient is ordered to receive a Heparin drip. The patient is to receive a bolus dose of 10,000 units before

starting the maintenance infusion. Heparin is supplied 25,000 units in 5 mL. How many mL of Heparin will the patient

receive?_________ The maintenance infusion at a rate of 1000 uits/hr. The bag is mixed with Heparin 40,000 units in 1

L D5W. How many mL/hr will the pump be set at?________
Two answers are required. Please use the following format: #;# – there is NOT a space before or after the “;.”

The 198 lb patient is receiving dopamine at 8 mcg/kg/min. Dopamine is supplied 800 mg in 500 mL. How any mL/hr

will you set the infusion pump?

Your patient has a DVT is ordered for a heparin infusion to start at 18 units/kg/hour per the practitioner’s

order. His weight is 154lbs. The heparin infusion is supplied in 25,000 units in 500mL. What is the rate at

u/hr?______ Then calculate the starting rate of the infusion (ml/hour)______.
Two answers are required. Please use the following format: #;# – there is NOT a space before or after the “;.”

The client is to receive Ticar (ticarcillin disodium) 1g IV q6h. The package insert states to reconstitute

each 1 g vial with 2 mL of sterile water for injection which will yield 750 mg in 2.5 ml. How many millimeters will you

Give propofol 10 mcg/kg/min. The infusion is mixed propofol 500 mg in 250mL. The patient weighs 187 pounds. What

rate in mL/hr will the infusion pump be set to deliver the correct dose?

The prescriber ordered neomycin sulfate 8.75 mg/kg p.o. q6h for an infant with infectious diarrhea. The vial is

labeled 125 mg/5 mL. The infant weighs 8.8 lbs. How many milligrams will the child receive per dose?_______ How many

Regular insulin drip is currently infusing at 4 units/hour. The drip is mixed with 100 units of regular insulin

in 100 mL of NS. How many mL/hr is the drip infusing at?__________ The patient’s current glucose level is 388. Use

the sliding scale to determine your new hourly rate in mL/hr._______

250-300 increase insulin drip by 1u/hr
301-350 increase insulin drip by 2u/hr
351-400 increase insulin drip by 3u/hr
401-450 increase insulin drip by 4u/hr

Give Fortaz 50 mg/kg p.o. three times daily to a child who weighs 55lb. Fortaz is available in an oral

suspension labeled 125 mg/ml. How many mg will the child receive?_______ How many mL would the nurse administer per

dose?________
Two answers are required. Please use the following format: #;# – there is NOT a space before or after the “;.”

You are to mix 4mg/kg of Aminophylline into a 50 mL bag of IVF and infuse if over 30 minutes. Your patient

weighs 176 lbs. How many mg will be aIDed to the IV fluid bag?_____ What mL/hr will the infusion pump be set?________
Two answers are required. Please use the following format: #;# – there is NOT a space before or after the “;.”

A 1000 mL of NS was hung on a patient in the ER. How many drops/minute will be required to infuse the IV fluids

in 6 hours using a drop set that delivers 20 gtts/mL?

Your patient has an order for a Heparin bolus of 10, 000 units, followed by IV drip of 18 units/kg/hr. Your

patient weighs 165 lbs. The heparin vial is labeled 2,500 units/mL. What will you give your patient for the initial

bolus? __________What will you set your IV pump at for Heparin drip of 50,000 units in 1 L IV fluid?_______