
PART I Review of Mathematics 



Review of Mathematics Pretest 


3  (4) 


7  (22) 


7  (2) 


9  (2) 

Changing an Improper Fraction to a Mixed Number 


11  (1) 

Changing a Mixed Number to an Improper Fraction 


11  (1) 

Lowest Common Denominator 


11  (2) 

Changing a Fraction to an Equivalent Fraction with the Lowest Common Denominator 


12  (1) 

Changing a Mixed Number to an Equivalent Fraction with the Lowest Common Denominator 


12  (1) 


13  (2) 

Addition of Fractions Having the Same Denominator 


13  (1) 

Addition of Fractions with Unlike Denominators 


13  (1) 

Addition of Fractions Involving Whole Numbers and Unlike Denominators 


14  (1) 


15  (3) 

Subtraction of Fractions Having the Same Denominator 


15  (1) 

Subtraction of Fractions with Unlike Denominators 


16  (1) 

Subtraction of Fractions Involving Whole Numbers and Unlike Denominators 


16  (2) 

Multiplication of Fractions 


18  (1) 

Multiplication of Mixed Numbers 


18  (1) 


19  (1) 

Division of Mixed Numbers 


19  (1) 

Reduction of a Complex Fraction 


19  (2) 

Reduction of a Complex Fraction with Mixed Numbers 


20  (1) 


21  (4) 


25  (2) 


27  (2) 


29  (22) 


29  (4) 


33  (2) 


34  (1) 

Determining the Values of Decimal Fractions 


34  (1) 

Addition and Subtraction of Decimals 


35  (1) 

Multiplication of Decimals 


35  (1) 

Multiplying a Decimal by 10 or a Power of 10 (100, 1000, 10,000, 100,000) 


36  (1) 

Multiplying a Whole Number or Decimal by 0.1 or a Multiple of 0.1 (0.01, 0.001, 0.0001, or 0.00001) 


36  (1) 

Rounding a Decimal Fraction 


36  (1) 


37  (1) 

Dividing a Decimal by 10 or a Multiple of 10 (100, 1000, 10,000, 100,000) 


38  (1) 

Dividing a Whole Number or a Decimal Fraction by 0.1 or a Multiple of 0.1 (0.01, 0.001, 0.0001, or 0.00001) 


38  (1) 


38  (3) 

Converting a Decimal Fraction to a Proper Fraction 


38  (1) 

Converting a Proper Fraction to a Decimal Fraction 


38  (3) 


41  (6) 


47  (2) 


49  (2) 


51  (18) 


51  (4) 


55  (6) 

Changing a Fraction to a Percent 


55  (1) 

Changing a Decimal to a Percent 


56  (1) 

Changing a Percent to a Fraction 


56  (1) 

Changing a Percent to a Decimal 


57  (1) 

Changing a Percent Containing a Fraction to a Decimal 


57  (1) 

Finding What Percent One Number Is of Another 


58  (1) 

Finding the Given Percent of a Number 


58  (3) 


61  (4) 


65  (2) 


67  (2) 


69  (14) 


69  (2) 


71  (4) 

Changing a Proper Fraction to a Ratio Reduced to Lowest Terms 


71  (1) 

Changing a Decimal Fraction to a Ratio Reduced to Lowest Terms 


72  (1) 

Changing a Percent to a Ratio Reduced to Lowest Terms 


72  (1) 

Changing a Ratio to a Proper Fraction Reduced to Lowest Terms 


73  (1) 

Changing a Ratio to a Decimal Fraction 


73  (1) 

Changing a Ratio to a Percent 


74  (1) 


75  (4) 


79  (2) 


81  (2) 


83  (22) 


83  (2) 


85  (1) 

Solving a Simple Proportion Problem 


86  (3) 

Proportion Problem Involving Whole Numbers 


86  (1) 

Proportion Problem Involving Fractions 


86  (1) 

Proportion Problem Involving Decimals 


87  (1) 

Proportion Problem Involving Fractions and Percents 


87  (1) 

Proportion Problem Involving Decimals and Percents 


87  (1) 

Proportion Problem Involving Numerous Zeros 


88  (1) 


89  (4) 


93  (2) 


95  (2) 

Review of Mathematics Posttest 


97  (8) 

PART II Units and Measurements for the Calculation of Drug Dosages 



Metric and Household Measurements 


105  (16) 


105  (2) 


107  (1) 


107  (3) 


110  (3) 


113  (4) 


117  (2) 


119  (2) 

Apothecary and Household Measurements 


121  (12) 


121  (2) 


123  (4) 

Addition of Roman Numerals 


124  (1) 

Subtraction of Roman Numerals 


124  (1) 


124  (1) 


125  (2) 


127  (2) 


129  (2) 


131  (2) 

Equivalents between Apothecary and Metric Measurements 


133  (16) 


133  (2) 


135  (4) 

Approximate Equivalents between Apothecary and Metric Measurements 


135  (2) 

Approximate Equivalents between Celsius and Fahrenheit Measurements 


137  (2) 


139  (4) 


143  (2) 


145  (4) 

PART III Calculation of Drug Dosages 



Interpretation of the Physician's Orders 


149  (8) 


149  (6) 


149  (1) 


150  (1) 

Scheduling the Administration of Medications 


150  (1) 

Introduction to Drug Dosages 


151  (1) 

The Six Rights of Medication Administration 


152  (3) 


155  (2) 


157  (8) 


157  (4) 


157  (1) 

Examples for Practice in Reading Drug Labels 


158  (3) 


161  (2) 


163  (2) 

Dimensional Analysis and the Calculation of Drug Dosages 


165  (10) 


165  (6) 

Using Dimensional Analysis to Calculate IV Flow Rates 


167  (4) 


171  (4) 


175  (54) 


175  (12) 

Oral Dosages Involving Capsules and Tablets/Proportion Method 


178  (2) 

Oral Dosages Involving Liquids/Proportion Method 


180  (2) 

Oral Dosages Involving Milliequivalents/Proportion Method 


182  (1) 

Alternative Formula Method of Oral Drug Dosage Calculation 


182  (1) 

Oral Dosages Involving Capsules and Tablets/Alternative Formula 


183  (2) 

Oral Dosages Involving Liquids/Alternative Formula 


185  (2) 


187  (30) 


217  (6) 


223  (6) 


229  (56) 


229  (14) 


234  (3) 

Calculation of Parenteral Drug Dosages/Proportion Method 


237  (2) 

Parenteral Drug Dosage Calculation/Alternative Formula Method 


239  (4) 


243  (30) 


273  (6) 


279  (6) 

Dosages Measured in Units 


285  (28) 


285  (8) 


286  (1) 

Dosages Measured in Units Involving Oral Medications 


287  (1) 

Dosages Measured in Units Involving Parenteral Medications 


288  (1) 

Insulin Given with a LoDose Insulin Syringe 


289  (1) 

Mixed Insulin Administration 


289  (4) 


293  (8) 


301  (6) 


307  (6) 


313  (28) 


313  (14) 

IV Administration of Fluids by Gravity 


316  (1) 

Infusion of IV Piggybacks by Gravity 


317  (4) 

Infusion of IV Fluids with an IV Pump 


321  (1) 

Infusion of IV Medications with an IV Pump 


321  (1) 

IV or Heparin (Saline) Locks 


322  (1) 


323  (1) 

PatientControlled Analgesia 


323  (4) 


327  (6) 


333  (4) 


337  (4) 

Critical Care IV Flow Rates 


341  (20) 


341  (6) 

IV Administration of Medications by Units/Hour or International Units/Hour 


342  (1) 

IV Administration of Medications by Microgram/Kilogram/Minute 


343  (1) 

IV Administration of Medications by Microgram/Minute 


344  (1) 

IV Administration of Medications by Milligram/Minute 


344  (3) 


347  (6) 


353  (4) 


357  (4) 


361  (30) 


361  (10) 

Pediatric Dosages Calculated by Milligram/Kilogram/Hour 


361  (2) 

Body Surface Area Calculations 


363  (2) 

Calculation of Dosage Based on Body Surface Area 


365  (1) 

Calculation of Pediatric IV Solutions 


366  (1) 

IV Administration of Medications to Pediatric Patients 


367  (4) 


371  (8) 


379  (6) 


385  (6) 

PART IV Drug Administration Considerations 



Automated Medication Dispensing Systems 


391  (4) 


391  (4) 

Special Considerations for the Administration of Medications to the Elderly 


395  (6) 


395  (6) 

Changes Experienced by the Elderly 


395  (1) 


396  (1) 


397  (1) 

Medications for the Elderly in the Home 


397  (1) 


397  (1) 

Medication Errors with the Elderly 


398  (1) 

Medications for the Elderly in the Hospital 


399  (2) 

Home Care Considerations in the Administration of Medications 


401  (6) 


401  (1) 


401  (2) 


403  (4) 


403  (1) 

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter 


403  (1) 

Implantable Venous Access Devices, or Ports 


404  (1) 

Landmark Midline Venous Access Device 


405  (1) 

Implications for Home Care Nursing 


405  (2) 
Comprehensive Posttest 

407  (16) 
Glossary 

423  (2) 
Answer Key 

425  