Order Instructions/Description
Books
Hitner, H. and Nagle, B., Pharmacology: An Introduction, 6th Edition, McGraw Hill
Ogden, S.J. and Fluharty, L.K, Calculation of Drug Dosages: A Work Text, 10th Edition, Elsevier
MUST FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS PRECISELY PLEASE
2. You must show all your work on this paper. If more room is needed write on the back pages andclearly mark which question for which you are showing work.
3. No credit will be given for the problem unless you show all your work in a legible and mathematically correct format. No partial credit will be given for a problem.
4. Write your answer on the blank line. Remember your answer must show the unit of measure, e.g. ml, mg etc .:
5. You may use the approved formula of your choice (dimensional analysis, ratio & proportion, etc.)
6. ROUND TO THE NEAREST TENTH ((e.g. 3.47 = 3.5) (e.g. 3.7 = 3.7)
7. Be sure to put a 0 (zero) in front of the decimal point if your answer is less than 1. Otherwise it will be counted wrong.
8. Remember that you will be unable to safely and reasonably administer some portions of a medication, such as 0.8 tablets or 20.6 gtts. Be sure to round appropriately.
9. Unless directed to do otherwise, your answer should be per dose.
10. This assignment is worth 5 points Each question is worth 0.25 points. No partial credit will be given.
11. Watch for distracters!
 ___________ Order: Administer 75 mg meperidine (Demerol) IM.
Available: meperidine, 50 mg/mL.How many milliliters will be administered to the patient? 
___________ Order: Administer heparin, 800 U (units) SQ daily.
Available: a multidose vial that is labeled 1000 U (units)/mL. How many milliliters will the patient receive? 
____________Order: Administer Digoxin 0.125 mg.
Available: Digoxin elixir, 0.5 mg/2 mL. How many milliliters will you administer to the patient? 
___________ Order: Administer Ampicillin, 700 mg PO.
Available: 1 gram/3.5 mL.How many milliliters will be given to the patient? 
___________Order: Administer Aminophylline, 100 mg IV
Available: Aminophylline, 500 mg/2.5 mL.
How many milliliters will be administered? 
____________Order: 1000 mL of NS to be administered over 10 hours.
Drop factor: 15 gtt/mL.
How many mL will the patient receive per hour? 
_______________The patient is going home from the hospital with instructions to take tetracycline, 0.75 grams PO. The medication is available in 250 mg tablets. How many tablets will the patient take per dose?

____________Order: Administer Penicillin, 150,000 units.
Available: Penicillin, 400,000 units/5 mL.
How many milliliters will be administered to the patient per dose? 
______________The patient is going on vacation for 10 days, and must take his medication with him. His physician has ordered 1G (gram) QID. The medication is available in 500 mg capsules. How many capsules will the pharmacist dispense so the patient will have enough?

____________Order: Administer 35 mg. of medication Y IM daily.
Available: Medication Y, 50 mg/mL.
How many milliliters will be prepared for the patient? 
_____________Order: Administer 500 mg of vancomycin (Vancocin) IVPB (IV piggy back) in 60 minutes every 12 hours. The medication is available in 100 mL of NS. The drop factor is 20 gtt/mL. At what rate will the IV pump be set? Note:Watch for distractors!

_____________Order: Administer Mellaril, 0.1 G (gram) PO q8h.
Available: Mellaril, 30 mg/1 mL.
How many milliliters will the patient be given per dose? 
___________Order: Administer Medication Z, 80 mg IM.
Available: Medication Z, 50 mg/mL.
How many milliliters will be administered to the patient? 
___________The patient has an order to receive an antacid, 6.5 mg q4h prn heartburn.
The medication is available as10 mg/5 mL
How many milliliters can the patient take in a 24 hour period? 
_____________Order: Administer 6 mg of Medication B per kg of body weight in 2 divided doses.
Available; Medication B, 50mg/mL
Patient s weight: 198 pounds.
How many milliliters of medication will be administered per dose? 
_____________One and a half litres of Normal Saline is required to be given over 4 hours. Using a IV tubing set which delivers 10 drops/ml how many drops per minute will need to be given?
17._____________ Three litres of IV Lactated Ringer’s is ordered to be given over 12 hours. The drop factor is 60gtt/ml. The IV has been running for 7 hours. 800 mLs remains. How many drops per minute are needed so that the IV finishes in the required time?
 ______________The physician has ordered Cleocin 300mg in 50 ml of D5W IVpiggy back to be infused over 20 minutes.. How many mL /hr will you set the pump?
19._____________The doctor s order reads give 150mg of Antibiotic X in 500 mL Normal Saline over 3.5 hours. The drop factor is 10. How many drops per minute are required to start the flow off at the correct rate?
20._____________The doctor s order reads give 150mg of Antibiotic X in 500 mL Normal Saline over 3.5 hours. The vial reads 200mg/5mL. How many milliliters of Antibiotic X will be added to the 500 mL of Normal Saline?