Remember: Before doing the calculation, convert units of measurement to one system.

Basic Formula: Frequently used to calculate drug dosages. D (Desired dose) H (Dose on hand) Q (Quantity -tablet or liquid) D H x Q = Amount to Give D = dose ordered or desired dose H = dose on container label or dose on hand Q = form and amount in which drug comes (tablet, capsule, liquid) Example: Order-Dilantin 50 mg p.o. TID Drug available-Dilantin 125 mg/5ml D=50 mg H=125 mg 50 125 x 5 = 250 125 = 2 ml Q=5 ml

3. Premarin 1.25 mg is ordered daily for your patient. The only available tablet strength is 625 mcg. What amount will you give? 4. You are to give 90 mg. of Inderal. The available dosage strength is a scored 60mg. tablet. What amount will you give? 5. A Potassium penicillin 1,200,000 u has been ordered for your patient. The available tablets are 400,000 u each. What amount will you give? 6. Azulfidine two grams has been ordered every twelve hours. The available tablets are 500 mg each. What amount will you give? 7. Potassium penicillin 800,000 u has been ordered for your patient. The available tablets are 400,000 u each. How many will you give? 8. Azulfidine 1.0 g has been ordered every twelve hours. The available tablets are 500 mg each. How many tablets will you give? 9. Dymelor 0.75 g is ordered. Scored tablets are labeled 500 mg. each. How many tablets will you give? 10. 100 mg per tablet is available; how much will you administer if the dosage ordered is 0.1 gram? 11. Sodium Seconal capsules are labeled 100 mg. How many will be administer if the order is for gr 1 1/2? 12. Clinoril 0.1 g is ordered; available tablets contain 200 mg. How many tablets will you administer?

13. Imipramine HCL is available in 50 mg tablets. How many tablets will you administer if the order of for .05 g? 14. Ergotrate maleate 200 mcg is ordered. Dosage strength is 0.2 mg. How many tablets will you administer? 15. Ritalin 30 mg is ordered; available tablets are labeled 20 mg. How many tablets will you administer? 16. Clinoril 125 mg is ordered; available tablets are 0.5 g. How many tablets will you give? 17. Elavil 75 mg is ordered; available tablets contain 25 mg. How many tablets will you give? 18. Brethine 10 mg is ordered; available tablets contain 2.5 mg. How many tablets will you give? 19. Digoxin 0.5 mg is ordered; available tablets contain 250 mcg. per tablet. How many tablets will you give? 20. Motrin 0.6g is ordered; available tablets contain 600 mg. How many tablets will you give? KEY: 1/2 tab 3 tabs 2 tabs 1 1/2 tabs 3 tabs 4 tabs 2 tabs 2 tabs 1.5 tabs 1 tab 0.9=1 tab 1/2 tab 1 tab 1 tab

Tablet Dosage Calculations: Use Ratio and Proportion OR Formula Method In Class Exercise: 1. You are to give 30 mg. of Inderal. The available dosage strength is a scored 60mg. tablet. What amount will you give? 2. Azulfidine 1.5 g has been ordered every twelve hours. The available tablets are 500 mg each. What amount will you give?

A client is ordered 35 milligrams of Codeine phosphate by subcutaneous injection. 50 milligrams in 1 millilitre of liquid for IM Injection is available. How many millilitres will you administer? 5.1 milligrams in 1 millilitre of liquid for IV Injection is available. How many millilitres will you administer? 17. A client is ordered 20 milligrams of Haloperidol decanoate by intramuscular injection. A client is ordered 200 milligrams of Amoxicillin trihydrate orally. 50 milligrams in 5 millilitres of suspension is available. How many millilitres will you administer? 11. 250 milligrams in 10 millilitres of liquid for IV Injection is available. A client is ordered 5 milligrams of Flupenthixol decanoate by intramuscular injection. How many millilitres will you administer? 6. A client is ordered 5 milligrams of Haloperidol orally. How many millilitres will you administer? 16. A client is ordered 60 milligrams of Nefopam hydrochloride by intramuscular injection. 200 milligrams in 5 millilitres of Syrup is available. 20 milligrams in 1 millilitre of liquid for IM Injection is available. How many millilitres will you administer? 10. 10 milligrams in 1 millilitre of liquid for IV Injection is available.25 mL 3 mL . 125 milligrams in 5 millilitres of Syrup is available. How many millilitres will you administer? 15.4 mL 2 mL 1. A client is ordered 50 milligrams of Sodium Valproate orally. A client is ordered 50 milligrams of Aminophylline intravenously. 50 milligrams in 1 millilitre of liquid for SC Injection is available. How many millilitres will you administer? 3. 20 milligrams in 2 millilitres of liquid for IM Injection is available. 50 milligrams in 5 millilitres of liquid for IV Injection is available. A client is ordered 22 milligrams of Gentamicin sulphate by intramuscular injection. How many millilitres will you administer? 13.A client is ordered 200 milligrams of Augmentin 600 intravenously.5 mL 0.5 mL 2. A client is ordered 10 milligrams of Thioridazine orally. A client is ordered 13 milligrams of Morphine sulphate by intramuscular injection. How many millilitres will you administer? KEY: 0. A client is ordered 75 milligrams of Aminophylline intravenously. How many millilitres will you administer? 18. 2 milligrams in 1 millilitre of Syrup is available. How many millilitres will you administer? 20. 250 milligrams in 5 millilitres of Syrup is available. How many millilitres will you administer? 12. 5 milligrams in 5 millilitres of liquid forte is available. 0. How many millilitres will you administer? 14.5 milligrams of Promethazine hydrochloride orally. 600 milligrams in 6 millilitres of liquid for IV Injection is available. A client is ordered 2. 40 milligrams in 2 millilitres of liquid for IM Injection is available. How many millilitres will you administer? 7. A client is ordered 30 milligrams of Frusemide intravenously. 5 milligrams in 1 millilitre of liquid for IM Injection is available. A client is ordered 75 micrograms of Fenatyl citrate intravenously. How many millilitres will you administer? 9. A client is ordered 50 milligrams of Amoxicillin trihydrate orally.7 mL 2 mL 3 mL 0. 250 milligrams in 10 millilitres of liquid for IV Injection is available. How many millilitres will you administer? 4. How many millilitres will you administer? 19.1 1/2 tabs 1/4 tab 3 tabs 4 tabs 2 tabs 1 tab Fluid Dosage Calculations: Formula Method/ Ratio and Proportion In Class Exercise: 1. How many millilitres will you administer? 8. A client is ordered 75 milligrams of Pethidine HCL by subcutaneous injection. 50 milligrams in 1 millilitre of liquid for SC Injection is available. 5 milligrams in 5 millilitres of elixir is available. A client is ordered 25 milligrams of Methyldopa intravenously. A client is ordered 4 milligrams of Trifluoperazine orally. How many millilitres will you administer? 2.

How many tablets will you give? 10. 2 milligram tablets are available.5 TABS 3 TABS 2 TABS 1/2 TABS 1.25 mg tablets are available. 25 milligram tablets are available.5 TABS 2 TABS 4 TABS . A client is ordered 100 milligrams of Thioridazine. 60 milligram tablets are available.2 mL 0. How many tablets will you give? 3. A client is ordered 300 milligrams of Carbamazepine. How many tablets will you give? 2. How many tablets will you give? 19. A client is ordered 2. 7.5 grams of Neomycin sulphate.75 mL 1. How many tablets will you give? 6. 0. 3. 5 milligram tablets are available. A client is ordered 60 milligrams of Phenelzine. A client is ordered 100 milligrams of Pehthidine HCL. A client is ordered 1 milligram of Diazepam. 2.5 milligrams of Haloperidol. 100 milligram tablets are available. 4. 60 milligram tablets are available. How many tablets will you give? 8.5 mL 2. A client is ordered 50 milligrams of Amitriptyline.5 milligram tablets are available. A client is ordered 2.25 milligrams of Clonazepam.Home Exercise: 1. How many tablets will you give? 13. How many tablets will you give? 12. How many tablets will you give? 7. 250 microgram tablets are available.25 mL 1 mL 3 mL 4 mL 4 mL 2. 0. 8. How many tablets will you give KEY: 1.5 milligrams of Bendrofluazide. 9. How many tablets will you give? 18. 25 milligram tablets are available. 2 TABS 1/2 TAB 1. A client is ordered 37. 5. How many tablets will you give? 9. How many tablets will you give? 17. 100 milligram tablets are available. How many tablets will you give? 5.5 milligrams of Digoxin.5 micrograms of Benztropine Mesylate.5 milligrams of Clomipramine. How many tablets will you give? 16.2 mL 2. 10 milligram tablets are available.5 milligram tablets are available. A client is ordered 37. A client is ordered 1. A client is ordered 0. 2. A client is ordered 37.6 mL 2. 15 milligram tablets are available. How many tablets will you give? 20. A client is ordered 40 milligrams of Imipramine. 6. 25 milligram tablets are available. A client is ordered 62. A client is ordered 200 milligrams of Sodium Valproate.5 milligrams of Nortriptyline. A client is ordered 30 milligrams of Codeine phosphate. A client is ordered 300 milligrams of Thioridazine. 25 milligram tablets are available. 500 milligram tablets are available. How many tablets will you give? 4. 75 milligram tablets are available. How many tablets will you give? 15. 200 milligram tablets are available. A client is ordered 30 milligrams of Diltiazem hydrochloride. 50 milligram tablets are available.5 milligrams of Dothiepin. A client is ordered 7.5 mL Tablet Dosage Calculations: Ratio and Proportion/ Formula Method Take . How many tablets will you give? 14.How many tablets will you give? 11.

5 mL 0. Haldol is available in 2 ml ampules that contain 5 mg/ml. Dilaudid 3 mg IM is ordered for your patient. 2 TABS 12. How much will you give? KEY: 1. How many ml's will you give? 19. The only available dosage strength is 2 mg/cc. Thorazine 30 mg IM is ordered for your patient. How much will you give? 14. How much will you give? 15. On your unit. How many ml will you give? 17.4 mL 3 mL 20 mL 3 tsp 2 mL 2 mL 5 mL 10 mL 0. 15 mg of Torecan is ordered.8 mL 2. 3 TABS 11. available solution contains 100mg/ml. What amount will you give? 7. available solution contains 500. Dilaudid 3 mg IM is ordered for your patient. Thorazine 37. Three milligrams of Haldol IM are ordered for your patient. Penicillin G Potassium 1. available solution contains 25mg/2ml. 20 mg of Phenergan is ordered. 1 1/2 TABS 18. What amount will you give? 3.8 mL 1.25g Tetracycline is ordered. Lasix 20mg is ordered IV stat. The available concentration is 25mg/ml.000 u per cc. Protamine Sulfate 25 mg is ordered IV. Morphine sulfate gr 1/8 is ordered for injection for your patient. 0.10. available solution contains 125 mg/5cc. 375 mg of Tetracycline syrup is ordered. How much will you give? 13. What amount will you give? 5. 5 TABS 14. How many ml will you give? 16. Solu-Cortef is available in a 100mg/2ml IM solution. How much will you administer? 12.000. 1/2 TABS 13. What amount will you give? 10. available solution contains 10mg/cc. Robinul 0. the vial is labeled 5mg/2ml. 1/4 TAB 16.5 mL IV FLOW RATES THE FOLLOWING FORMULAS NEED TO BE MEMORIZED: . 2 1/2 TABS 19.2 mL 0.What amount will you give? 6.5 mL 0.1mg is ordered pre-op. 4 TABS Fluid Dosage Calculations: Formula Method/ Ratio and Proportion Take Home Exercise 1. How much will you administer? 11. Thorazine 45 mg IM is ordered for your patient.000 units is ordered. 500 mg of Ampicillin solution is ordered. Solu-Cortef is available in a 50mg/2ml IM solution.5 mL 1 mL 1.6 mL 1. How many cc's will you give? 18. 4 TABS 17. The only available dosage is 25 mg/cc. available solution is 0. Your patient is to receive 50mg IM. The only available dosage strength is 4 mg/cc. 30 mg of Tofranil is ordered. What amount will you give? 9.5 mL 1 mL 0. What amount will you give? 4. available solution contains 50mg per ml. What amount will you give? 8. available solution contains 10mg/2ml. available solution contains 125 mg/teaspoon.5 mg has been ordered for your patient. 50 mg of Demerol is ordered. Your patient is to receive 25 mg IM. What amount will you give? 2.75 mL 1. The available solution is gr 1/12 per ml.4mg/2ml. The available concentration on your unit is 25mg/ml. 1/2 TAB 15. available solution contains 25mg'ml. How much will you give? 20. 1/2 TAB 20.

Infuse Ampicillin 500 mg IVPB mixed in 50 cc NS over 10 minutes. 1440 = Step 2: Using formula 2 167 mL/hr x 20 gtts/mL ***Calculate drip rates to the nearest whole number*** Example 2: Calculate the drip rate in drops/minute for 50 ml of 0. 100 cc/hr cc/hr 9. Infuse 30 cc of 3% NS IVPB over 15 minutes. 50 mL x 60 gtts/mL 30 min = 100 gtts/min = 3000 30 = 100 10. 133 10. 7. Drip factor of administration set: 15 gtts/cc. Infuse 1500 cc NS over 24 hours. 67 cc/hr 3. 2.6 or 167 8. 2L (or 2000 mL) 12 hours mL/hr = 166. Infuse Ampicillin 500 mg IVPB mixed in 50 cc NS over 30 minutes. 3000 x 15 gtts/mL 24 hr X 60 min 31. .9% Saline over 12 hours. Order: 1000 cc NS to infuse in 8 hours. _________________________________________ _________________________________________ ______ Practice Problems Determine the infusion rate in gtts/min for the following: 1.25 = 31gtts/min = 45000 Step 1: First calculate mL/hr by dividing the total volume by the number of hours to be infused. Formula 2: Two Step 2. Step 1 . Drip factor of tubing: 15 gtts/mL. Order: 1000 cc NS to infuse in 6 hours. Infuse 600 cc LR over 3 hours. 60 minutes 55. 120 2. 4. IV therapy is ordered for Mr R. 63 cc/hr 100 cc/hr = 4. Infuse Granisetron 20 mg IVPB mixed in 75 cc NS over 45 minutes. The IV set delivers 20 drops per ml.6 or 56 gtts/min IV FLOW RATES Practice Problems: Calculate the flow rate when using an electronic pump (mL/hr): 1. Drip factor of administration set: 20 gtts/cc. Answers: 1. He is to have 2 litres of 0. 100 cc/hr 6. Infuse 2000 cc ½ NS over 24 hours.9% sodium chloride containing 1 g of Ancef to be infused over a period of 30 minutes. Infuse 1000 cc NS over 10 hours. ml/hr x Drop Factor (gtts/ml) = gtts/min 3. calculate the rate of infusion in drops per minute. Infuse Cimetidine 300 mg IVPB mixed in 100 cc NS over 45 minutes. 9. The tubing has a drop factor of 60 drops/ml.Example 1: Order: 3000 mL NS IV over 24 hrs. Infuse1000 cc D5W over 15 hours. 200 cc/hr 5. 83 cc/hr cc/hr 7. 5.Amount of fluid divided by hours to administer = ml/hr Step 2 60 min Example: 1. 6. 300 cc/hr 8.

5. Using a giving set which delivers 10 drops/ml how many drops per minute will need to be given? 9. How many drops per minute are required to start the flow off at the correct rate? 12. 9. 38 gtts/min 7. You are required to administer 100 mls of IV Fluids over 1 hour. 5. Order: Famotidine 40 mg IVPB mixed in 100 cc NS to infuse over 30 minutes. Drip factor of administration set: 20 gtts/cc. . 6. 85 gtts/min 6. 83 gtts/min IV Flow Rate Calculations: In-Class Exercise: 1. 31 gtts/min 5. Order: Vancomycin 500 mg IVPB in 250 cc to infuse over 45 minutes. Order: 85 cc NS to infuse in 1 hour. Drip factor of administration set: 15 gtts/cc. Calculate the rate in drops/minute. 42 gtts/min 8. Drip factor: 15 gtts/cc. 8. Order: 1000 cc NS to infuse in 10 hours. How many drops per minute are required to start the flow off at the correct rate? 10. 3.3. Calculate the drip rate for 100 mls of IV Fluids to be given over a half hour via a giving set which delivers 10 drops/ml. 11. You are required to administer 1 litre of Normal Saline over 7 hours.Calculate the drip rate for 500 mls of Normal Saline to be given over 4. 31 gtts/min 2. Administration set is a micro set. 6. The drop factor is 10. You are required to administer 3 litres of IV Fluids over 12 hours. Ordered: 1 litre of Dextrose 5% in water over 8 hours using a giving set which delivers 10 drops/ml. Calculate the number of drops per minute. 10. 25 gtts/min 4. Order: 500 cc NS to infuse in 4 hours. The drop factor is 10. Drip factor: 10 gtts/cc. One litre of Dextrose 5% in water is charted over 8 hours. Calculate the drip rate for 2 litres of IV Fluids to be given over 5 hours via a giving set which delivers 10 drops/ml. The drop factor is 15. 56 gtts/min 4. Drip factor: 20 gtts/cc. 7. One litre of Normal Saline is charted over 9 hours. 4. 33 gtts/min 10. 2. How many drops per minute are required to start the flow off at the correct rate? 8. The drop factor is 10.5 hours via a giving set which delivers 15 drops/ml. The drop factor is 10. Drip factor of administration set: 15 gtts/cc. The drop factor is 15.5 hours. One and a half litres of Normal Saline is required to be given over 4 hours. Calculate the drip rate for 500 mls of Dextrose 5% in water to be given over 4 Drip factor of administration set: 15 gtts/cc. Calculate the number of drops per minute. Order: 1000 cc NS to infuse in 8 hours. Answers: 1. 3. 67 gtts/min 9. How many drops per minute are required to start the flow off at the correct rate? 7. You are required to administer 500 mls of Normal Saline over 3. Order: 1500 cc D5W to infuse in 10 hours. Order: Doxycycline 200 mg IVPB mixed in 100 cc NS to infuse over 30 minutes.

A patient. What is the correct rate of flow? 2. What is the correct rate of flow for this patient? 10. Your patient has an order to receive 800 units of Heparin per hour by continuous intravenous infusion. 1000cc solution of D5NS with 20. this preparation should be administered in thirty minutes. The IV tubing on your unit delivers 15 gtts per milliliter. The 10am medications scheduled for your patient include Keflex 2. Calculate the number of drops per minute. According to the pharmacy. The IV tubing that you are using delivers 15gtt/min. If the pharmacy mixes the IV bag to contain a total of 5.hours via a giving set which delivers 15 drops/ml. The set calibration is 10gtt/ml. How many drops per minute are needed so that the IV finishes in the required time? 15.5 hours. 13. You are required to administer 1 litre of Normal Saline over 7 hours. admitted with a head injury. What is the correct rate of flow in drops per minute? 6.000 units of Heparin is infusing at 20ml per hour. The IV has been running for 9 hours and 45 minutes. Three litres of Hartmans (Lactated Ringer's) is charted over 12 hours. Your patient has an order to infuse 100 ml of D51/2NS with 40 MEq of KCl over the next 60 minutes. The drop factor is 15. What is the correct rate of flow in drops per minute? 12. The IV tubing that you are using delivers 10 gtt/ml. The drop factor is 10. The drop factor is 10. One and a half litres of IV Fluids is prescribed over 8 hours. How many drops per minute are required to start the flow off at the correct rate? 18. has an order for D5NS at 25 ml/hour. The drop factor is 15. The drop factor is 15. admitted with a head injury. Add 20 MEq of KCl to solution. One litre of Dextrose 5% in water is charted over 3 hours. What is the correct rate of flow for this patient? 11. Calculate the drip rate for 100 mls of IV Fluids to be given over 2 hours via a giving set which delivers 60 drops/ml. The IV tubing has a calibration of 60 gtt/ml. How many drops per minute are needed so that the IV finishes in the required time? 17. How many drops per minute are needed so that the IV finishes in the required time? 20. The IV set delivers 60 gtts per cc. IV Flow Rate Calculations: Take Home Exercises: 1. The set calibration is 15 gtt/ml." You know that the IV tubing set is calibrated to deliver 10gtt/ml.000 units of Heparin in 500 ml of D5W. The IV tubing has a calibration of 10gtt/ml. 500 mls remain. What is the correct rate of flow for this patient? 3. this preparation should be administered in thirty minutes.5 G in 50 ml of a 5% Dextrose solution. 100 mls remain. Your patient has an order to infuse 100 ml of D51/2NS with 10MEq of KCl over the next thirty minutes. The order reads: "Over the next 4 hours. How many drops per minute are needed so that the IV finishes in the required time? 19. One litre of IV Fluids is charted over 11 hours. How many units of Heparin is the patient receiving each hour? . A 500 cc solution of D5NS with 20. In drops per minute. what is the rate of flow? 5. How many drops per minute are required to start the flow off at the correct rate? 14. What is the correct rate of flow for this patient? 4. has an order to start 1000cc of D5NS at 30ml/hour. How many units of Heparin is the patient receiving each hour? 7.The physician orders an IV infusion of D5W 1000 ml to infuse over the next eight hours. The IV set delivers 60 gtts per cc. The IV has been running for 1 hour and 15 minutes. The physician orders an IV infusion of D5W 1000 ml to infuse over the next eight hours. Three litres of Normal Saline is charted over 12 hours. According to the pharmacy. The drop factor is 15. What is the correct rate of flow (drops per minute)? 9. The IV has been running for 9 hours and 45 minutes. how many cc's per minute should the patient receive? 8. infuse 500 ml of 5% Dextrose in Normal Saline. 500 mls remain. The IV tubing on your unit delivers 10 gtts per milliliter. A patient.000 units of Heparin is infusing at 20ml per hour. The drop factor is 15. The IV has been running for 9 hours.0 g in 100 ml of a 5% Dextrose solution. 800 mls remain. 16. The 10am medications scheduled for your patient include Keflex 1. One hundred millilitres of IV Fluids is charted over 2.

The IV tubing on your unit delivers 15 gtts per milliliter. 3. Order: Heparin 1100 units per hr via IV infusion. Order: Heparin 800 units per hr via IV infusion. The IVAC indicates that 270 ml are remaining in the present IV bag. Medication comes mixed from pharmacy: Heparin 20.5 grams in 50 ml of a 5% Dextrose solution. your patient returns from surgery with an IV fluid order for 1000cc every 8 hours. you notice that you have orders to infuse 50mg. At what time will the infusion be completed? 19. What is the correct rate of flow? CALCULATING HOURLY IV HEPARIN DOSAGES Practice Problems Determine the flow rate (ml/hr) for the following: 1. you assess that 600 ml of a 1L bag has been absorbed. infuse 500 ml of 5% Dextrose in Normal Saline. Heparin 25. Order: Heparin 1200 units per hr via IV infusion.13.5 liters of Lactated Ringers solution to be administered intravenously to your patient over the next 12 hours.000 units in 200 cc NS. Medication comes mixed from pharmacy: Medication comes mixed from pharmacy: Heparin 25. Medication comes mixed from pharmacy: Heparin 20. Answers: 16. You notice that it is exactly 10:30 am. In drops per minute. The medications scheduled for your patient include Keflex 1. 6. 22.5 or 23 cc/hr 3. On Thursday morning at 8am.000 units in 250 cc NS. Order: Heparin 1500 units per hr via IV infusion . The physician orders 1. 11 cc/hr . The physician reduces an IV to 30ml/hour. 2. Calcuate the rate of flow if the IV tubing delivers 15 gtts per cubic centimeter. 4.000 units in 100 cc NS. 15. what is the rate of flow? 17. Add 20 MEq of KCl to solution. On Wednesday afternoon. The physician orders 1. What will the correct rate of flow be? 18.000 units in 150 cc NS.6 or 10 cc/hr 4. The order reads: "Over the next 4 hours. 1. Medication comes mixed from pharmacy: Heparin 20.000 units in 250 cc NS. 15 cc/hr 2. Calculate the rate of flow if the IV tubing delivers 60 gtts/ml.5 or 8 cc/hr 6. According to the pharmacy. You know that the IV tubing used by your unit delivers 10 gtt/ml. 14. Calculate the rate of flow if the IV tubing delivers 20gtt/ml. The physician orders 1. 7. In checking your patient's 10 am medications. The IV tubing delivers 15 gtt/ml. The physician orders the remainder of that bag to infuse over the next 6 hours. What is the correct rate of flow in drops per minute? 20. 9. of Chloramphenicol in 100 ml of 5% Dextrose in Water over 30 minutes." You know that the IV tubing set is calibrated to deliver 10gtt/ml.5 liters of Lactated Ringers solution to be administered intravenously to your patient over the next 12 hours. 4 cc/hr 5. 5. this preparation should be administered in 30 minutes. Medication comes mixed from pharmacy: Heparin 10. Order: Heparin 1000 units per hr via IV infusion. Order: Heparin 1800 units per hr via IV infusion.5 liters of Lactated Ringers solution to be administered intravenously to your patient over the next 12 hours.000 units in 100 cc NS.

2. 420 mg = _________________g 7.62 kg 330 mg 3. Back to My Homepage Back to Courses Back to Previous Page Metric Systems Conversion Remember: 1 gram (g) = 1000 milligrams (mg) 1 milligram (mg) = 1000 micrograms (ug) 1 microgram (ug) = 0. 5 mg = __________________mcg 6._____ 4. 6.00023 g 0.46 L = _________________mL 16.42 g 6000 g 12. 4. 8.001 milligrams (mg) 1 milligram (mg) = 0.5 kg = ___________________g 14. 0. You have 0.75 L = _________________mL 13.000 mcg 2500 g 1460 mL 0.3 gr 60 mL 8 oz 1 tsp 6 tsp 60 mL 8 Tbsp (1 T/15 mL times 4 oz/x T times 30mL/1 oz) 16 oz 1 cup 2/3 Tbsp or 0. 10. 2. 9. 5000 mcg 0. 13. 474 L = __________________kL 12.33 g = __________________mg 9. 0. Convert 250 mg to g. The doctor orders Vasotec 25 mg to be given to Mr. 625 mL = __________________L 11. Convert 1750 ml to liters.625 L 0. 620 g = ___________________kg 10. Change To Equivalents Within The Metric System: 1. 7.22 g = __________________mg 14. 500 mg = __________________g Bonus: 16. Oz = _________________tbsp. 6 kg = ____________________g 8. 5. Convert 0. 230 mcg = _______________g 5. 11. 3. _____ 2. 4 Tbsp. 12 mg = _________________mcg 15.025 gram tabs on hand. 1. King at 0900 this morning. 4.025 g 1220 mg 750 mL 0. 0._____ . How many tabs would you administer? ______________________ KEY: 1.67 Tbsp 9 tsp 2 pints Metric Systems Conversion 1. 2 cups = __________________oz 8 oz = ____________________cups 2 tsp = ___________________tbsp.001 gram (g) 2.474 kL 0. = _________________mL 4 fl. _____ 3.75 g to mg. Convert 2 ½ liters to mL. 1.15.5 g 1 tab Systems /apothecary and household conversions: 1 gr = __________________mg 10 gr = __________________mg 500 mg = ________________gr 2 oz = ___________________mL 240mL = _________________oz 5mL = ___________________tsp. 30 mL = __________________tsp. 3 tbsp = __________________tsp 1000 mL = ________________pints Answer Key: 60 mg 600 mg 8. 25 mg = __________________g 12.

250 ml 1 grain 5 grains 2. how many ml will you administer per dose 5. 19. 9. Convert 60 mg to grains. Convert 5000 mL to liters. 20. 4. 16. Convert 500 cc to ml. 18. _____ 16. The safe dosage is 3 –6 mg/kg/24 hrs. The safe range is 10 – 12 mcg/kg/24 hrs b.5 g Child weighs 7 lbs. _____ 15. 0. _____ 11. Convert 0. 8. Is the ordered dose safe for a 24-hr period? c. Convert 5000 mcg to mg. Is the ordered dose safe for a 24-hr period? CALCULATING SAFE PEDIATRIC DOSAGES: Part 1 Practice Problems 1. _____ 13. _____ 9. If the medication is supplied 50 mcg/ml. Child weight is 10 pounds. Convert 30 cc to ml. Order: Acetaminophen elixir 10 mg/kg po. 2. What is the safe 24-hr range? 750 mg 0. Convert 500 mg to g. 3. _____ 6. Convert 1/150 grains to mg.4 mg 300 mg 500 ml 30 ml 2. a.5. What is the safe 24-hr range? b. Order: Amoxicillin 100 mg po q6 hr. How much Acetaminophen will you administer? . 17. Convert 0. _____ 12. Convert 8 ounces to ml. Child weighs 15 lbs. What is the safe 24-hr range? b. Convert 30 kg to lb.75 liters 2500 mL 7. _____ 14. Convert 300 mg to grains.25 g 5L 5 mg Available: Acetaminophen elixir 160 mg/ 5ml. 14. 6. What is the safe 24-hr range? 1 ounce 240 ml 10 ml 4._____ 20. 5. Convert 2 tsp to ml. Order: Ferrous Sulfate 9 mg po tid. How many mg/day is the patient receiving? 3. a. _____ 10. The safe range is 8–10 mg/kg/24 hr a. _____ 7. Child weighs 27 lb. Convert 30 mL to ounces. Convert 5 grains to mg.1 L 400 mg 66 lbs 0. 15.4 g to mg. a. _____ 17. Order: Phenytoin 40 mg po q 8 hr. _____ 19. 10. 13. Is the ordered dose safe for a 24-hr period? c. 11. 12. _____ 18. 1. Safe range is 25 – 30 mg/kg/24 hr. _____ Answer Key 1. Order: Digoxin 18 mcg po bid.25 liters to ml. _____ 8. Convert 2100 ml to liters. Child weighs 13 lbs.

call MD . Doctor’s order is Demerol 1 mg/kg PO q4h prn pain. Is the dose safe for a 24-hr period? c. Is the dose safe for a 24-hr period? c. How many mL per dose will you give? __________ b. Child weighs 21 lb.380 mg 300mg c. On hand you have Prednisone 50 mg/mL. Demerol comes in 50mg/mL. how many ml will be required for a 24 hour period? 7. The order is for Rocephin 1. If the medication is supplied 5 mg/ml. The infant weighs 24#. Augmentin 10 mg/kg PO every 12 hours is ordered. How many mL per day will you give? _____ 5.6ml 6. a. The child’s weight is 1180 g. Supply is Tegretol 100 mg/5 mL. 4. 0. When Augmentin is reconstituted it yields 125 mg/mL.8 . The child weighs 25 kg. a. Order: Prednisone 150 mg po bid.4 mcg 36mcg c. a. The safe range is 0.7 – 35. How many mL per dose will you draw from the vial? ________ 7. Rocephin comes in 5mg/5mL. yes 9 X 3 = 27 b. a. The child weighs 25 kg. Order: Cefaclor 180 mg po q 8 hr. 4. a. how many ml will you administer per dose? 6. no Don’t administer dose. 170 – 204 mg 400 mg/day 3. How many mg per dose will the child receive? __________ b. 60 ml b. no 100 X 4 = b. Prednisone 2 mg/kg/day IV every 12 hours is ordered. a. How many mg per dose will the child receive? __________ c. How many mL per dose will you give? __________ b. You have Clindamycin 150 mg/mL. The safe dose is 15 mg/kg/dose a. 17. a. How many mL will you give? __________ 2. a. yes 40 X 3 b. If the medication is supplied 125 mg/5 ml.4 mg mg 4. Clindamycin 5 mg/kg/day IV QID for infection is ordered. Amoxicillin 125 mg/kg/day IV BID id ordered for respiratory infection. How many mL would you give? __________ 7.4 – 123 mg =120mg c. How many mL per dose will you draw from the vial? ________ 6.4 ml 2. a. How many mL per dose will the child receive? __________ Answer Key: 2 mL 5. 98. a. How many mg per dose will the child receive? __________ b. Order is for Tegretol 10 mg/kg/day in divided doses every twelve hours. a. yes 150 X 2 = c. 1. how many ml will you administer? Answers: 1. If the medication is supplied 125 mg/ 5 ml. 1. Is the ordered dose safe? c. The child weighs 44#. 67.5 mg/kg IM one time dose. yes 18 X 2 = 1. Child weighs 20 kg.b. How many mg per day will the child receive? _________ c. Child weighs 10 lb. What is the safe 24-hr range? In-Class Exercise b.5 mg b. 32 – 38.5-40 mg/kg/24hr Pediatric Meds: Calculating Drug Dosages: Part 2 a.36ml b. What is the safe dose for this child? b. How many mg per day will the child receive? __________ c. The child weighs 20#. How many mg per day will the child receive? __________ 3. You have Amoxicillin 125mg/5mL. How many mg per dose will the child receive? __________ b.

25 mg/dose 0. 100 mg/day c. 234 mg/day c. 6 mg/dose mL a.15 mg/kg/dose IV q2-4h prn is ordered for a child weighing 40 kg.73 mL .17 mL a. a. Morphine 0. Carafate 6 mg/kg/day divided q6h is ordered for a child weighing 39 kg. 36-72 mg/day b. 10 mL c.4 mL Answer Key: a. Child’s weight is 88#. Exercises: Calculating Drug Dosages: Part 3 Take-Home Exercise 1. a. 0. 147. 5 mL b.8 mg/dose c. 3 mL 0. How many mg per dose will the child receive? b. 58. 3. 3 c.4 mg/dose b.5 mL mg/day a. How many mg per day will the child receive? b. 16.a.5 mg/day b. 200 mg/dose b. a. 25 mg/dose b. How many mg per day will the child receive? c. How many mL per dose will the child receive? a. How many mL per dose with the child receive? b. Carafate suspension is available in 80 mg/mL. Morphine sulfate is supplied in 2 mg/mL. How many mg per day will the child receive? c. How many mg per dose will the child receive? 2. 73. Supply is Cleocin 150 mg/mL. How many mg per dose will the child receive? b. 600 mg/day b.5 mg/dose 0. Order is for Cleocin 15 mg/kg/day IV in divided doses every 8 hours for infection. 16. 50 a.18 mL a.

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