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1) Calculate the ordered dose amount: 
MD ordered: Pravastatin Sodium (Pravachol) 40 mg at bedtime 
Drug available: Pravastatin Sodium (Pravachol) 10 mg tablets 
How many tablets are needed? 


2) Calculate the ordered dose amount: 
MD ordered: Nitroglycerin (Nitrostat) 0.6 mg sublingually 
Drug available: Nitroglycerin (Nitrostat) 1/100 gr 
How many tablets are needed? 


3) IV drip rate: 
MD Ordered an infusion of 1000ml of NS over 8 hours. 
Using an IV set that delivers 15 drops/ml, how many drops/min will you set the IV to deliver the appropriate volume? 


4) IV drip rate: 
IV of D5 NS at 150 ml/hour is ordered. 
If the IV set delivers 30 drops/ml, how many hours will it take to infuse 1 liter of fluid? 


5) Calculating dosage based on weight: 
MD ordered: epoetin alfa (Epogen) 50 units/kg subcutaneously daily. 
The drug available: epoetin alfa (Epogen) 10,000 units/ml. 
The patient weighs 143 pounds. 
How many units are needed for the correct dose? 

How many milliliters are needed?: 


6) Calculating drip rate from an ordered dose: 
MD ordered the RN to infuse Dobutamine 250 mg in 500 ml D5W at 650 mcg/min. 
What is the concentration of Dobutamine in each ml of ml D5W?: 

MD ordered the RN to infuse Heparin 10,000 Units in 250 ml D5W at30 ml/hr. 
How many drops/minute will you set the infusion regulator at if the IV set delivers 60 drops/ml?: 

