18.

The patient is to receive 3 units of whole blood over the next 6 hours. Each unit

contains 500 ml. Using a drop factor of 10 gtts/ml, determine the infusion rate.

19. The order is for 1000 ml D5W with 20 mEq KCl to alternate with 1000 ml D51/2NS

with 20 mEq KCl over the next 24 hours at a rate of 150 ml/hr. Using a drop factor

of 15 gtts/ml, determine the infusion rate.

20. The order is to give Cimetidine 300 mg IVPB q 6h. The medication is dissolved in

100 ml of D5W and is to infuse in 30 minutes. Using a drop factor of 20 gtts/ml,

determine the infusion rate.

21.

The order is to give Tobramycin 80 mg IVPB q 12h. The medication is added to

100 ml of D5W and is to infuse in 60 minutes. Using a drop factor of 15 gtts/ml,

determine the infusion rate.

22. The order is to infuse 1500 ml of Ringer's lactate over the next 24 hours. The drop

factor of the tubing is 60 gtts/ml. Determine the rate in gtts/min.

23.

The patient is to receive 1000 ml of D51/4NS at 125 ml/hr. Using a drop factor of

20 gtts/ml, determine the infusion rate.

24.

Your patient is to receive heparin 1500 units/hr by a continuous I.V. infusion. The

pharmacy sends up a 500 ml bag of 0.9% sodium chloride with 25,000 units of

heparin added. The I.V. set delivers 60 gtts/ml. The solution should be

administered at a rate of

gtts/min and

ml/hr.

25.

Case Study.

Mr. K. was admitted with shortness of breath; rule out left lower lobe pneumonia.

His current diagnosis is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Among

his medical orders are the following: oxygen at 2 liters/min via nasal prongs;

pulmonary toilet q 2h, out of bed as tolerated; Brethine 5 mg P.O. t.i.d.;

Erythromycin 400 mg q 6h P.O.; Potassium Chloride solution 30 mEq P.O. b.i.d.,

dilute each tablespoon in 4 oz water or fruit juice.

Refer to the labels of the ordered medications to answer the questions that follow.

a.

How many mg's does each Brethine tablet contain?

b.

How many Brethine tablets will you administer per dose?

per day?

c.

How many mg are in 1 ml of Erythromycin?

d.

How many ml's of Erythromycin will you administer per dose?

per day ?

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