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This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
The patient is admitted to the hospital in severe congestive heart failure. The physician orders Lasix 80 mg IV push stat followed by 30 mg po b.i.d. The label reads 40 mg in 4 milliliters. How many grams of Lasix will you administer?

 
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Question 2.

Interferon beta-1b is prescribed for a client with multiple sclerosis. The person is to receive eight million international units subcut every other day. Each vial of powder contains 9.6 million units. The directions are: add 1.2 mL of 0.45% NaCl to vial and 1.2 mL = 9.6 million units. How many milliliters will you administer?
 
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Question 3.
Morphine sulfate 8 mg subcut daily. The label reads 10 mg / 2.5 mL. How many milliliters will you prepare?

 
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Question 4.
The estrogen, DES, has been prescribed for a patient; 0.5 g IV once a week. The label reads 50 mg/mL. How many milliliters will you administer to the patient?

 
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Question 5.
The physician has written an order for Vit B12 200 mcg IM stat. The label on the vial reads 1 mg = 1 mL. How many milliliters of the Vit B12 will you administer to the patient?

 
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Question 6.
Esmolol, a beta adrenergic blocker, has been prescribed, 175 mg IV. The vial reads 250 mg = 10 mL. How many milliliters will you prepare for this patient?

 
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Question 7.
If an ampule of digoxin, a cardiac stimulant, is labeled 250 mcg = 10 mL, how many milligrams are in 1 mL?

 
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Question 8.
The prescriber ordered 0.1 mg of digoxin I.M stat. The ampule reads 0.5 mg = 2 mL. How many mL will you prepare?

 
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Question 9.
Order: 1,200,000 units procaine penicillin IM stat. Vial reads 1,000,000 units / 2mL. How many milliliters will you prepare?

 
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Question 10.
The vial of heparin is labeled 20,000 units / mL. The order is for 9000 units. How many mL equal 9000 units?

 
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