# Passing Calculations Tests in Nursing: Advice, Guidance and Over 500 Online Questions for Extra Revision and Practice

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# Chapter 3: Quantity conversions for nurses

**Question type 1**

Janet has been prescribed 1g of penicillin orally. What is the required dose of penicillin in milligrams?

1000

Marcus has been prescribed flucloxacillin. The stock suspension is 0.125g/5ml. What is the stock strength of the medication in mg/5ml?

125

Alistair has been prescribed benzyl penicillin from an available mixture of 0.8g/ml. What is this strength in mg/ml?

800

Prudence has been ordered paracetamol and the stock syrup on hand is 0.25g/5ml. What is this strength in mg/5ml?

250

Jane has been prescribed 0.75g of penicillin orally. What is the required amount of penicillin in milligrams for Jane's dose?

750

Mark has been prescribed flucloxacillin. The stock suspension is 1.25g/5ml. What is the stock strength of the medication in mg/5ml?

1250

Alison has a mild infection and has been ordered benzyl penicillin from an available mixture of 0.25g/ml. What is this strength in mg/ml?

250

Petula has been prescribed paracetamol; the stock syrup on hand is 0.5g/5ml. What is this strength in mg/5ml?

500

**Additional questions**

Justin is under your care and has been ordered 0.095g of penicillin orally. What is the required amount of penicillin in milligrams for Justin’s dose?

Matthew has been prescribed flucloxacillin. The stock suspension is 1.25g/5ml. What is the stock strength of the medication in mg/ml?

Askme has a mild infection and has been ordered benzyl penicillin from an available mixture of 0.24g/3ml. What is this strength in mg/ml?

Flatulance has been ordered paracetamol, and the stock syrup on hand is 0.35g/7ml. What is this strength in mg/ml?

**Additional answers**

95mg.

250mg/ml.

80mg/ml.

350mg/7ml = 50mg/ml of paracetamol.

**Question type 2**

Jean Constantine is required to take 0.0250g of her medication daily. How many milligrams does Jean require?

25

Michael Crompton is required to take 0.015g of his medication daily. How many milligrams does Michael require?

15

Herman Gustov is required to take 0.125g of his medication daily. How many milligrams does Herman require?

125

Michaela Burnham is required to take 800mcg of her prescribed drug once a day. How many milligrams is this?

0.8

Marci Stroud is required to take 0.01g of her prescribed drug once a day. How many milligrams is this?

10

Alistair Mohamed is required to take 5250mcg of his prescribed drug once a day. How many milligrams is this?

5.25

Abdula Mohamed is required to take 01.25g of his prescribed drug once a day. How many milligrams is this?

1250

Sean Payne is required to take 750mcg of his prescribed drug once a day. How many milligrams is this?

0.75

Ian Reckond is required to take 0.0175g of his prescribed drug once a day. How many milligrams is this?

17.5

**Additional questions**

Calculate the number of milligrams required for the following patients.

Jennie Snoozars needs to have 0.070g

Mitch Crump needs to have 0.015g

Hermany Crusty needs to have 0.35g

Walla B needs to have 475mcg

Ken Garo needs to have 0.04g

Nickola Surgeon needs to have 1750mcg

Adi Nahwaz needs to have 1.02g

Andy Ritt needs to have 750mcg

Notta Clue needs to have 0.0205g

**Additional answers**

70mg.

15mg.

350mg.

0.475mg.

40mg.

1.75mg

1020mg.

0.750mg

20.5mg.

**Question type 3**

Dean Johnson has been prescribed 0.15g of Sertraline. How many milligrams is this?

150

Joseph Ngo has been prescribed 0.2g of Sertraline. How many milligrams is this?

200

Mary Boateng has been prescribed 5000mcg of Sertraline. How many milligrams is this?

5

Lydia Mohamed has been prescribed 0.08mg of Pethidine. How many micrograms is this?

80

Sunshine Masters has been prescribed 0.06mg of Pethidine. How many micrograms is this?

60

Rose Crompton has been prescribed 0.05mg of Pethidine. How many micrograms is this?

50

Agatha Hirsch has been prescribed 75000mcg of Cortisone. How many milligrams is this?

75

Hamada Ali has been prescribed 0.05g of Cortison. How many milligrams is this?

50

Channing Burke has been prescribed 0.045g of Cortisone. How many milligrams is this?

45

Diana Johns has been prescribed 0.105g of Sertraline. How many milligrams is this?

105

Joseph Nagel has been prescribed 0.02g of Sertraline. How many milligrams is this?

20

Mary Bengal has been prescribed 500mcg of Sertraline. How many milligrams is this?

0.5

Lynne Mohamed has been prescribed 0.25mg of Pethidine. How many micrograms is this?

250

Blessed Masters has been prescribed 0.075mg of Pethidine. How many micrograms is this?

75

Rosalie Jones has been prescribed 0.025mg of Pethidine. How many micrograms is this?

25

Agatha Hella has been prescribed 750mcg of Cortisone. How many milligrams is this?

0.75

Hama Aliban has been prescribed 0.03g of Cortisone. How many milligrams is this?

30

Charlotte Burns has been prescribed 0.45g of Cortisone. How many milligrams is this?

450

**Additional questions**

Leif Blowhard is prescribed a dose of 0.17mg of pethidine

Dunnit Argan is prescribed a dose of 0.705mg of pethidine

Ruby Rose is prescribed a dose of 0.675mg of pethidine

Argus Tuft is prescribed a dose of 675mcg of cortisone

Wasit Youse is prescribed a dose of 0.035g of cortisone

Well Inever is prescribed a dose of 0.2g of cortisone

**Additional answers**

Leif Blowhard is prescribed a dose of 0.17mg, equal to 170mcg.

Dunnit Argan is prescribed a dose of 0.705mg, equal to 705mcg.

Ruby Rose is prescribed a dose of 0.675mg, equal to 675mcg.

Argus Tuft is prescribed a dose of 675mcg, equal to 0.675mg.

Wasit Youse is prescribed a dose of 0.035g, equal to 35mg.

Well Inever is prescribed a dose of 0.2g, equal to 200mg.

**Question type 4**

Di Goldstein weighs 85070g. How many kilograms is this?

85.07

Roberta Abra weighs 60500g. How many kilograms is this?

60.5

Jess Roberts weighs 26400g. How many kilograms is this?

26.4

Leon Bourke weighs 3050g. How many kilograms is this?

3.05

Lydia Musgrove weighs 965g. How many kilograms is this?

0.965

Joe Swift weighs 4.065kg. How many grams is this?

4065

Christo Wrench weighs 0.87kg. How many grams is this?

870

Lindsey King weighs 41.23kg. How many grams is this?

41230

Dom Oakley weighs 15.75kg. How many grams is this?

15750

Patrice Ngomo weighs 0.635kg. How many grams is this?

635

**Additional questions**

*Express the following patients’ weights in kilograms*

Digger Hole weighs 61 035g

Shaz Ham weighs 5700g

Jerry Mander weighs 3247g

Alex Uburk weighs 637g

Betty Mustgo weighs 1957g

*Express the following patients’ weights in grams.*

Cerius Lee weighs 2.807kg

Philip Eans weighs 0.108kg

Ya Watt weighs 37.63kg

Ash Ford weighs 24.07kg

Well Iwood weighs 6.405kg

**Additional answers**

61.035kg

5.7kg

3.247kg

0.673kg

1.957kg

2807g

108g

37 630g

24 070g

6405g

**Question type 5**

David Brabhim's height is 1502mm. How many centimetres is this?

150.2

Robin Fosse's height it is 1.35m. How many centimetres is this?

135

Aecidia Olin's height is 1365mm. How many centimetres is this?

136.5

Charles Broome's height is 1.489m. How many centimetres is this?

148.9

Lata Mouse's height is 954mm. How many centimetres is this?

95.4

Josephine Swiftly's height is 0.75m. How many centimetres is this?

75

Christian Ferns' height is 0.837m. How many centimetres is this?

83.7

Lindy Konig's height is 1.38m. How many millimetres is this?

1380

Carl Johns' height is 1.09m. How many centimetres is this?

109

Patrice Nomo's height is 1.005m. How many millimetres is this?

1005

**Additional questions**

*Express the heights of these patients in centimetres.*

Oli Dunnitt is 965mm

Olivia Stokes is 1.23m

Blessed Arwee is 315mm

Felicity Farou is 1.09m

Morse Elle is 637mm

*Convert the units given in the heights of these patients, as indicated.*

Hank Ittard 0.74m, in cm

Marv Illos 0.891m, in cm

Brenda Bossie 1.12m, in mm

Jenny Aleap 1.09m, in cm

Violet Sarblu 1.016m, in mm

**Additional answers**

96.5cm

123cm

31.5cm

109cm

63.7cm

74cm

89.1cm

1120mm

109cm

1016mm