EXERCISES, LESSON 2
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer the following items by writing the answer in the space
After you have completed all of these items, turn to "Solutions to Exercises" at the
end of the lesson and check your answers with the solutions.
1. You wish to administer a dose of 15 mg of a particular drug to a patient. The drug
is supplied in a multidose vial labeled 5 mg/ml. Calculate the volume (ml) of the
drug to be administered.
2. A patient has been given five capsules. Each capsule contained 250 mg of a
particular drug. Calculate the total number of mg of drug the patient received.
3. The mother of a pediatric patient tells you that she has given her child a total of 7
tsp of cough syrup over the past 24 hours. The amount of 7 tsp equals
The physician has ordered Chlorpromazine 20 mg I.M. for your patient.
Chlorpromazine is labeled 25 mg/ml. Determine how many mls you will give.
5. The order is for Morphine gr 1/6 I.M. On hand is a Morphine tubex labeled 15
mg/ml. You will give
Convert the following weights to their equivalents:
a. 1650 gm =
b. 19 lbs =
c. 14.5 lbs =
d. 70 lbs =
e. 200 mg =
f. 5 mg =
g. 10 mg =
h. 2 gm =
i. 40 gm =
j. 2.2 lbs =