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. Medication Competency Review. Medication Administration. Cup = 240 ½ cup = 120 ¼ cup – 60 1/8 cup = 30 1/3 cup = 80 2/3 cup = 160. Medication Administration. Convert 4500 mcg = mg Step 1: Move 3 spaces to the left. ANSWER 4.5 mg. Medication Administration. Convert 4.5 mg to mcg

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Medication competency review

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Medication Competency Review

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Medication administration
Medication Administration

  • Cup = 240

  • ½ cup = 120

  • ¼ cup – 60

  • 1/8 cup = 30

  • 1/3 cup = 80

  • 2/3 cup = 160


Medication administration1
Medication Administration

  • Convert 4500 mcg = mg

    • Step 1: Move 3 spaces to the left.

    • ANSWER 4.5 mg


Medication administration2
Medication Administration

  • Convert 4.5 mg to mcg

    • Step 1: Multiply by 1000, or move the decimal point 3 places to the right

      • 4.5 0 0 or 4.5 x 1000 = 4500

    • ANSWER 4500 mcg


Medication administration3
Medication Administration

  • Convert grams 56.7 grams to milligrams:

    • Step 1: Multiply by 1000, or move the decimal point 3 places to the right

    • Step 2: 56.7 grams x 1000 = 56,700 milligrams

      or 5 6, 7 0 0

    • ANSWER 56,700 milligram


Medication administration4
Medication Administration

  • Convert 56,700 mg to grams:

    • Step 1: Move the decimal point 3 places to the left

      ANSWER 56.7 grams


Medication administration5
Medication Administration

  • You must add 40 meq of a drug to each liter of IV fluid. The drug is available as a 2 meq solution/mL.

  • How many mLs of medication will you need to add to the IV medication?

    • Step One: 40 = 20 mL 2

    • Answer: 20 mL


Medication administration6
Medication Administration

  • Give medication at 3 mcg/kg/min. Available as medication 800 mg/500 mLs D5W. Weight -154 pounds.

  • How many mg/hr is the patient receiving?

    Step 1: 154/2.2 = 70 kg

    Step 2: .003 mg x 70 kg x 60 min = 12.6mg/hr


Medication administration7
Medication Administration

  • Give medication at 3 mcg/kg/min. Available as medication 800 mg/500 mLs D5W. Weight -154 pounds. How many mLs per hour?

    Step 1:154/2.2 = 70 kg

    Step 2: .003 mg x 70 kg x 60 min= 12.6 mg/hr

    Step 3: 12.6 mg/800 mg x 500 = 7.88 mL/hr


Medication administration8
Medication Administration

  • Give medication at 3 mcg/kg/min. Available as medication 800 mg/500 mLs D5W. Weight -154 pounds.

  • How many mLs /min is the patient receiving?

    Step 1: 154/2.2 = 70 kg

    Step 2: .003 mg x 70 kg x 60 min =12.6 mg/hr

    Step 3: 12.6 mg/800 mg x 500 =7.88 mL/hr

    Step 4: 7.88 mL/hr/60 min = 0.13 mL/min

    ANSWER: 0.13 mL/min


Medication administration9
Medication Administration

  • Give medication 0.5 mg. Available as 2 mg/2 mLs

    Step 1: 0.5 mg = 0.25 mL per 1 mL

    2 mL

    Step 2: 0.25 mL x 2 mLs= 0.5 mL

    ANSWER: 0.5 mL


Medication administration10
Medication Administration

  • Give 250 mg of medication that comes as 2 grams/2 mLs.

    Step 1: Change grams to mgs. 

    2 grams = 2000 mg

    Step 2: 250 mg = 0.125 per mL

            2000 mg

    Step 3: 0.125 mL x 2 = 0.25 mL

    Step 4: Answer 0.25 mL


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Medication Administration

  • Your patient is on a medication drip of 1000 units per hour. Pharmacy sent you a medication of 20,000 units in 500 mL D5W.

  • How many mLs/hour are you going to give your patient?

    Step 1: 500 mL X 1000 units = 500,000 20,000 units x 1 20,000 units

    Answer: 25 mL/hr


Medication administration12
Medication Administration

  • You are to give medication at 2mg/min. Pharmacy sent up medication 1 gram in 500 mLs of D5W.

  • How would you give this dose in mL/hr using an infusion pump?

    Step 1: Convert from grams to mg.

    1 gram to 1000 mg

    Step 2: 1000 mg = 2 mg/mL

              500 mL

    Step 3: 2 mg /min x 60 min = 120 mg/hr

    Step 4: 120 mg/hr = 60 mL/hr

              2 mg

    ANSWER: 60 mL/hr


Medication administration13
Medication Administration

  • You are to give medication at 2mg/min. Pharmacy sent up medication 1 gram in 500 mLs of D5W.

  • How many mLs per minute will you give? 

    Step 1: Convert from grams to mg. 1 gram to 1000 mg

    Step 2: 1000 mg = 2 mg/mL  = 1 mL

              500 mL

    ANSWER: 1 mL/min


Medication administration14
Medication Administration

  • Give 20 meq of medication in 100 mLs of D5 W over 4 hours IV piggyback. How will you set this up using a volume pump? mL/hour?

    Step 1: 100 x X

               240 60

    Step 2: 240X = 6000

    Step 3: X = 25 mL/hr

    ANSWER: 25 mL/hr


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Medication Administration

Medication comes in container labeled 375mcg/ml, you are going to give 30 mg BID.

How many mLs is the patient receiving daily?

How many ounces?

Step 1: 375 mcg/ml = 30,000 mcg

1 X

Step 2: 375x=30,000

x= 80 mL (BID) = 160 ml Daily

Step 3: 160 = 5.33 ounces

30


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Medication Administration

Medication to be given at 2 mg/min. Bag from pharmacy has 2 grams in 500 mLs D5W. How many mLs /min is the patient receiving?

Step 1: 2 mg = 2000 mg

X 500 mL

Step 2: (2 mg) x (500 mL)=10x =0.5 ml/min

(2000 mg)/min


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Medication Administration

Medication to be given at 2 mg/min. Bag from pharmacy has 2 grams in 500 mLs D5W. How many mLs /hour is the patient receiving?

Step 1: 2 mg = 2000 mg

X 500 mL

Step 2: (2 mg) x (500 mL)=10 mL =0.5 mL/min

(2000 mg)/min

Step 3: (0.5) x 60 minutes = 30 mL/hr


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Medication Administration

  • Heparin 2050 units/hr. Available is 50,000 units in 1000 mL NS. The IV flow rate is:

  • 2050 x 1000 = 41 mL/hr

    1 hr 50,000


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