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ST.

ANTHONY’S COLLEGE
NURSING DEPARTMENT
San Jose, Antique

DAY 2 QUIZ
I. Calculating IV Flow Rates
Direction: Solve the following. Show your solutions.
1.) The infusion set is adjusted for a drop factor of 15 gtts/mL. Calculate the IV
flow rate if 1500 mL IV saline is ordered to be infused over 12 hours.

2.) Dr. Villodres ordered 500 mL of blood plasma over 4 hours at a blood drop
rate of 10 gtts/mL. What is the flow rate?

(3-4) Dr. Garcia ordered 1000 mL of D5W at 50 mL/hr with a drop factor of

10 gtts/mL to be started at 5:30
a.m.

3.) What is the flow rate? _____________


4.) What is the total infusion time? __________

(5-7) Dr. Espino ordered 1000 mL 0.45% NaCl IV for 12 h with a drop factor
of 15 gtts/mL.

5.) What is the flow rate? _________________


6.) What is the rate of mL/hr for this infusion? _________________
7.) At the end of your shift, there is 340 mL left in the patient’s IV bag, how much
time is remaining for this infusion? ______________

(8-10) Dr. Zarate ordered 1000 ml D5W with 10 mEq KCL to infuse at 100

mL/h using tubing with a drop factor of 20 gtts/mL. The infusion was
started at 6:30 a.m.

8.) What is the total infusion time? __________


9.) What time will the infusion end? ____________
10.) What is the flow rate? _____________
ST. ANTHONY’S COLLEGE
NURSING DEPARTMENT
San Jose, Antique

II. Calculating Drug Dosage

Direction: Solve the following. Show your solutions.

1.) Dilantin-125 is available as 125 mg/5 mL. Dilantin-125, 0.3 g PO, is ordered.
How much should the nurse administer to the patient?

2.) Furosemide is available as 40 mg in 1 mL. 10 mg is ordered to be


administered through an IV. What amount of furosemide should the nurse
administer?

3.) Order: Zofran 8 mg p.o. t.i.d. ; Available: Zofran in a 100 mL bottle labelled 4
mg/tsp. How many mL will the nurse administer for each dose?

4.) Order: Morphine gr 1/10 Available: Morphine 10mg/mL How many mL will
the nurse give?

5.) Order: Amoxicillin 0.25 g p.o. every 8 hours. Available: Amoxicillin 125mg
tablets. How many tablets will the nurse give per dose?

6.) Aminophylline is infusing at 30 mL/hr. The drug is mixed 250 mg in 500 mL


D5W. How many mg/hr is the patient receiving?

7.) Medrol 4 mg/kg is ordered for a child weighing 64.8 lb. Medrol is available as
500 mg/4mL. How many milliliters of medication must the nurse
administer?

8.) Give Fortaz 50 mg/kg p.o. t.i.d. to a child who weighs 25.5 kg. Fortaz is
available in an oral suspension labelled 100mg/mL. How many mL would the
nurse administer per dose?

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9.) Give Biaxin for a child whose BSA is 0.55 m . The usual adult dose is 500 mg.
Biaxin is available in an oral suspension. The 100 Ml bottle is labeled 50
mg/mL. How many mL would the nurse give per dose?

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10.) Give Phenergan for a child whose BSA is 1.2 m . The usual adult dose
is 25 mg. How many milligrams would the nurse administer for the dose?