**LPN – RN Transition**

**Medical Surgical Nursing**

**Class Assignment **

- Convert the following:
- 30 ml = ________ tsp
- 45L = ________ mL
- 168 lbs = _______ kg
- 7 ounces = _______ mL
- 2 hours = _______ minutes
- 125 mcg = _______ mg

- The medication is an intramuscular dose of 400,000 units of penicillin G benzathine. The medication label reads penicillin G benzathine 300,000 units/mL. The nurse prepares how much medication to administer the correct dose?
**Show your calculations and record the answer using one decimal place**.

- What is the classification of the medication in the above question?

- What diagnostic procedure is used to determine the selection of this medication?

- The medication prescribed is hydromorphone hydrochloride, 3 mg intramuscularly, every 4 hours as needed. The medication label reads hydromorphone hydrochloride, 4 mg/1 mL. The nurse should prepare to administer how many mL to the client?
**Show your calculations**.

- What is the classification of the medication in the above question?

- What is the antagonist for this medication?

- The medication prescribed is digoxin, 0.25 mg orally, daily. The medication label reads digoxin, 0.125 mg/tablet. The nurse should prepare how many tablet(s) to administer the dose?
**Show your calculations**.

- The medication prescribed is heparin sodium 650 units subcutaneously, every 12 hours. The medication vial reads heparin sodium 1000 units/mL. The nurse prepares how many milliliters to administer one dose?
**Show your calculations**. - Which angle is used to administer heparin sodium?

- The medication prescribed is metoclopramide hydrochloride 10 mg intramuscularly times one dose. The medication label reads metoclopramide hydrochloride, 5 mg/mL. The nurse prepares how much medication to administer the dose?
**Show your calculations**.

- The medication prescribed is meperidine hydrochloride, 35 mg intramuscularly. The medication label states meperidine hydrochloride, 50 mg/mL. The nurse plans to prepare how much medication to administer the dose?
**Show your calculations**.

- The medication prescribed is prochlorperazine 5 mg intramuscularly, every 4 hours as needed. The medication label states prochlorperazine 10 mg/mL. The nurse prepares how much medication to administer the dose?
**Show your calculations**.

- Which class of medication does this medication belong?

- What is the major side effect of this medication?

- The intravenous prescription is 1000 mL of 0.9% NaCl (normal saline) to run over 12 hours. The drop factor is 15 gtts/1 mL. The nurse plans to adjust the flow rate to how many gtts/minute?
**Show your calculations and record the answer to the nearest whole number**.

- The intravenous prescription is 3000 mL of 5% dextrose (D5W) to run over a 24-hour period. The drop factor is 10 gtts/1 mL. The nurse plans to adjust the flow rate to how many gtts/minute?
**Show your calculations and record the answer to the nearest whole number**.

- The medication prescribed is atropine sulfate, 0.4 mg intramuscularly, immediately. The medication label states atropine sulfate, 0.3 mg/0.5 mL. The nurse prepares how much medication to administer the dose?
**Show your calculations and round answer to one decimal place**.

- What affect does atropine have on the heart rate?

- The medication prescribed is levodopa 1 g orally, daily. The medication label states levodopa, 500-mg tablets. The nurse prepares to administer how many tablets at the evening dose?

- The medication prescribed is zidovudine, 0.2 g orally, three times daily. The medication label states zidovudine, 100-mg tablets. The nurse prepares to administer how many tablets for one dose?
**Fill in the blank**.

- Which disorder is this medication used to manage?

- HIV
- Viral pneumonia
- Streptococcus infection
- MRSA

- The medication prescribed is atropine sulfate, 0.4 mg. The medication label states atropine sulfate, 0.5 mg/0.5 mL. How many milliliters will the nurse prepare to administer to the client?
**Show your calculations**

- What effect would atropine have on the pupils of the eye?

- The medication prescription reads phenytoin, 0.2 g orally, twice daily. The medication label states 100-mg capsules. The nurse prepares how many capsule(s) to administer one dose?
**Show your calculations**

- What is the therapeutic blood level for phenytoin?

- The physician orders Amoxicillin/Pen V-K suspension 900 in two divided doses for a patient who weighs 130 lbs. The suspension is available as 125/2mL.

- How many kilograms does the child weigh?

- What volume should be administered for each dose?

- A client is to receive ciprofloxacin for upper respiratory infection. The physician has ordered 850 mg in a 24 hour period. The ciprofloxacin is ordered every 6 hours. How many mg will the nurse administer for each dose?

- A client is to receive a loading dose of Levaquin 500 mg, and then 250 mg daily 10 days for treatment of bacterial pneumonia. The label reads Levaquin 125 mg per tablet.

- How many tablets will the client receive for the first dose?

- How many tablets will the client receive for the daily dose prescribed?

- Your patient needs 350 mg. of tetracycline intramuscular. The label says tetracycline 700 mg/1 mL. How many millimeters should you administer?

- What would be the best technique for administering tetracycline intramuscularly?

- The health care provider prescribes 1000 mL of 0.45% normal saline to run over 8 hours. The drop (gtt) factor is 15 gtt/mL. The nurse plans to adjust the flow rate to how many gtt/min?
**Show your calculations. Round your answer to the nearest whole number**

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- The IV solution in the above question is hypertonic.
**True**or**False**Circle correct answer.

- The nurse is checking the remaining volume in a 1000-mL intravenous (IV) bag that is scheduled to infuse over 8 hours on an electronic infusion pump. The nurse has just noted at 11:00 am that the remaining IV fluid is at the 500-mL level. At 12:00 noon at which numerical level (mL) should the IV fluid be?
**Show your calculations.**

- How often should the nurse check on ta client receiving the IV fluids?

**Medical Surgical Nursing**

Last Updated on February 10, 2019 by Essay Pro