SELF-TEST: Dosage calculation dilemmas

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Nursing2014
June 2004 
Volume 34  Number 6
Pages 76 - 79
 
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    Put the calculator down and try your hand at these problems .

    1. The improper fraction 11/2 converted into a mixed number is

    a. 2/11

    b. 5 1/11

    c. 5 1/2

    2. The sum of 1/2 + 3/4 + 6/10 equals

    a. 1 8/10

    b. 1 17/20

    c. 2 1/4

    3. The fraction 1/75 divided by the fraction 1/25 equals

    a. 1/100

    b. 1/3

    c. 3

    4. The decimal fraction 4.3 divided by 8.6 yields

    a. 0.5

    b. 2

    c. 20

    5. When you round 21.3478 off to the nearest hundredth, it becomes

    a. 21.34

    b. 21.348

    c. 21.35

    6. 31% of 105 is

    a. 3.15

    b. 31.5

    c. 32.55

    7. When you convert 20% to a decimal fraction, it becomes

    a. 0.02

    b. 0.2

    c. 2

    8. In fraction form, the proportion 1:4::4:16 is

    a. 4/1 = 4/16

    b. 1/4 = 4/16

    c. 4/4 = 1/16

    9. If a vial has 20 mg of drug in 50 ml of solution, how much is in 10 ml of solution?

    a. 4 mg

    b. 5 mg

    c. 10 mg

    10. In the proportion 3:9::9: X , X equals

    a. 3

    b. 27

    c. 81

    11. How much chlorine bleach should you add to 500 ml of water to make a solution that contains 10 ml of chlorine bleach for every 100 ml of water?

    a. 5 ml

    b. 10 ml

    c. 50 ml

    12. A patient weighs 70 kg. How many pounds is this?

    a. 40 pounds

    b. 70 pounds

    c. 154 pounds

    13. Ampicillin, 250 mg, has been ordered for a patient. The medication is supplied as an oral suspension, 125 mg per 5 ml. How many milliliters should he get?

    a. 1 ml

    b. 5 ml

    c. 10 ml

    14. The health care provider prescribes meperidine, 75 mg. The pharmacy stocks a multidose vial containing 100 mg/ml. How many milliliters should you administer?

    a. 0.25 ml

    b. 0.75 ...

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