Dosage Calculations Quiz

Last week I posted a tutorial on using dimensional analysis to solve any dosage calculation problem ever. As promised, here is a dosage calculations quiz that will put your knowledge to the test. Good luck and let me know what you think of having presentations on the website. If you like it, I’ll add more tutorials using a slide format. Good times! And be safe out there!

13 thoughts on “Dosage Calculations Quiz

  1. Sylvia

    Hi Mo.
    You are truly amazing. Thank you for sharing yourself with us.
    I am a LVN transitioning to RN. I have been accepted into a transition program “yeah” and now freightened out of my wits. I have taken all my prerequisites but I feel extremely terrified of failing. I remember LVN school and it was toture for me.
    All of your advice seem geared toward non-licensed and I wondered if you could send me some advice?

    Thanks
    Sylvia

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    1. Nurse Mo Post author

      I’m not sure what you mean? You mean because you’re already a nurse? Well never fear…I have a ton of information here that can help anyone on the job or get through an RN program. It would be helpful to know what classes you are taking for your program.

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      1. Sylvia

        Thank you for responding so quickly.
        I will be taking RNSG 1517 concepts of professional nursing plus clinicals this summer. The 1517 is a transitional class. The following semester will be RNSG 2514 integrated care of the patient with complex healthcare needs + clinicals. The learning how to study and the mind set is what concerns me. I know how it works in the real world of nursing but in school…not so much.

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        1. Nurse Mo Post author

          Syliva, do you have the Nursing School Thrive Guide? It details how I studied in nursing school pretty extensively. In that book I also talk about an organization system that worked perfectly…being organized will be one of the biggest hurdles for most students. I hope you do well! Check back in and let us know!

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          1. Sylvia

            Yes, I purchased a copy of Nursing School Thrive Guide and I am just about completed it. I actually purchased two books by mistake. Anyway, I did obtain some good tips from the book and plan to put them into place.
            Thank you for your time.

  2. rhona

    The questions are amazing. I’m laughing so hard at the scenarios. You are really creative. Love it!
    I’m trying to work through the problems bc I will be a nursing student soon (fingers crossed ) and then nurse so important stuff to know.
    Thanks again nurse Mo. You rock.

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    1. Nurse Mo Post author

      If you can’t have fun with dosage calculations, then what can you have fun doing?? Hope it helps!

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  3. Kathy Colón

    Nurse Mo,
    I am a new nursing student, and my class is not allowed a calculator. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am a little rusty on long division, and fractions. Thanks!

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    1. Nurse Mo Post author

      WOW…no calculator? That seems a little extreme. What is their rationale? Do they not want people to potentially cheat by writing notes on their calculator…or do they actually want you doing math?

      I have no idea how you will be able to use dimensional analysis without a calculator…so how are they teaching you to do your dosage calculations? This has me very perplexed!!!

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      1. Sam R.

        Finished first semester this Spring. No calculators allowed also! Freaking crazy long division decimal questions constantly on exams……suppose just the ole fashioned-you need to know how if you don’t have technology?? Lol. Still confused myself! Only benefit was refreshing on simple math that we have forgotten with the quick access to answers. Work smarter not harder I thought? Calculators are more efficient….should be done a few times as still human error during input….no perfect way I suppose….triple check always regardless…

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  4. Breann

    What am I doing wrong in question 2 please?

    I multiplied 63kg by 2 to get 126 mcg. Then converted 126 mcg to 0.126 mg. Next I set up my formula with 0.126mg/1 x 250/100 = 0.315mL. I immediately knew that was wrong. I’m not sure why please help!

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