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

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# Chapter 6: Calculating intravenous rates

**Question type 1**

Nigel Farouk requires 1 litre of a plasma product over 8 hours. It is to be delivered using a Macrodrip 15 drops/ml drip chamber giving set. Calculate Nigel's IV rate.

31 drops/min

Wendy Willett requires 1/2 litre of a plasma product over 6 hours. It is to be delivered using a Macrodrip 15 drops/ml drip chamber giving set. Calculate Wendy's IV rate.

1 drops/min

Write your answer in the form xx drops/min.

Ali Abdullah requires 3/4 litre of a plasma product over 4 hours. It is to be delivered using a Macrodrip 15 drops/ml drip chamber giving set. Calculate Ali's IV rate.

47 drops/min

Write your answer in the form xx drops/min.

Merci James requires 750ml of a plasma product over 5 hours. It is to be delivered using a Macrodrip 15 drops/ml drip chamber giving set. Calculate Merci's IV rate.

38 drops/min

Write your answer in the form xx drops/min.

Johann Johannes requires 250ml of a plasma product over 3 hours. It is to be delivered using a Macrodrip 15 drops/ml drip chamber giving set. Calculate Johann's IV rate.

21 drops/min

Write your answer in the form xx drops/min.

**Additional questions**

The patients today are to each receive a plasma product as part of their treatment. Calculate the IV rate for each of the following patients given their amounts of medication listed. Each IV will be delivered using a Macrodrip 15 drops/ml drip chamber giving set.

Julie Swan 500ml over 5 hours

Hussein Patel 1 litre over 6 hours

John Star 1/2 litre over 4 hours

Lenny Short 400ml over 3 hours

Sarah Long 3/4 litre over 7 hours

**Additional answers**

25 drops/min

42 drops/min

31 drops/min

33 drops/min

27 drops/min

Thom Flynn is to receive 750ml of Hartmann's solution over 8 hours using a Macrodrip 20 drops/ml drip chamber giving set. Calculate the rate of the IV for Thom.

Write your answer in the form xx drops/min.

31 drops/min

Francisca Hall is to receive 1.3 litre of Hartmann's solution over 9 hours using a Macrodrip 20 drops/ml drip chamber giving set. Calculate the rate of the IV for Francisca.

Write your answer in the form xx drops/min.

48 drops/min

Simon Cramp is to receive 1 litre of Hartmann's solution over 5 hours using a Macrodrip 20 drops/ml drip chamber giving set. Calculate the rate of the IV for Simon.

Write your answer in the form xx drops/min.

67 drops/min

Kareb Mohamed is to receive 500ml of Hartmann's solution over 3 hours using a Macrodrip 20 drops/ml drip chamber giving set. Calculate the rate of the IV for Kareb.

Write your answer in the form xx drops/min.

56 drops/min

Poppy Brock is to receive 900ml of Hartmann's solution over 5 hours using a Macrodrip 20 drops/ml drip chamber giving set. Calculate the rate of the IV for Poppy.

Write your answer in the form xx drops/min.

60 drops/min

**Additional questions**

Calculate the rate of the IV for each of the following patients for the amounts of Hartmann’s Solution (CSL) listed. Each IV will be using a Macrodrip 20 drops/ml drip chamber giving set.

Mina Patel 1/2 litre over 4 hours

Sharon Kite 750ml over 3 1/2hours

Frank Smith ¾ litre over 6 hours 30 minutes

Noah Tablet 1 ½ litres over 18 hours

Adam Stone 500ml over 2 hours 45 minutes

**Additional answers**

42 drops/min

71 drops/min

38 drops/min

28 drops/min

61 drops/min

**Question type 3**

Jessica Wallace is to receive 3/4 litre of Lactated Ringer's solution over 7 1/2 hours using a Macrodrip 20 drops/ml drip chamber giving set. Calculate the rate of the IV for Jessica.

Write your answer in the form xx drops/min.

33 drops/min

Thomas Major is to receive 1.85 litres of Lactated Ringer's solution over a day using a Macrodrip 20 drops/ml drip chamber giving set. Calculate the rate of the IV for Thomas.

Write your answer in the form xx drops/min.

26 drops/min

Meow Felinez is to receive 750ml of Lactated Ringer's solution over 5 hours 45 minutes using a Macrodrip 20 drops/ml drip chamber giving set. Calculate the rate of the IV for Meow.

Write your answer in the form xx drops/min.

43 drops/min

Nassir Hussein is to receive 1.25 litres of Lactated Ringer's solution over 12 hours using a Macrodrip 20 drops/ml drip chamber giving set. Calculate the rate of the IV for Nassir.

Write your answer in the form xx drops/min.

35 drops/min

Poppy Seedz is to receive 3 litres of Lactated Ringer's solution over 24 hours using a Macrodrip 20 drops/ml drip chamber giving set. Calculate the rate of the IV for Poppy.

Write your answer in the form xx drops/min.

42 drops/min

**Additional questions**

Calculate the rate of the IV for each of the following patients for the amounts of Lactated Ringer’s Solution listed. Each IV solution will be using a Macrodrip 20 drops/ml drip chamber giving set.

Charlie Cat 900ml over 5 hours

Mark Pain 1 litre over 6 hours

Olive Short 1.5 litres over 9 hours

Paris Walker 750ml over 4 hours

Amber Barton 500ml over 2 hours

**Additional answers**

60 drops/min

56 drops/min

56 drops/min

63 drops/min

83 drops/min

**Question type 4**

Ghana Khartoum is in a critical condition and needs to receive 1/2 litre of IV fluid over 5 hours using a Microdrip 60 drops/ml giving set drip chamber. Calculate the rate of IV infusion.

Write your answer in the form xx drops/min.

100 drops/min

Lucy Freeman is in a critical condition and needs to receive 200ml of IV fluid over 75 minutes using a Microdrip 60 drops/ml giving set drip chamber. Calculate the rate of IV infusion.

Write your answer in the form xx drops/min.

160 drops/min

Linda Peters is in a critical condition and needs to receive 0.75 litre of IV fluid over 4 hours using a Microdrip 60 drops/ml giving set drip chamber. Calculate the rate of IV infusion.

Write your answer in the form xx drops/min.

188 drops/min

Hilda Hammer is in a critical condition and needs to receive 500ml of IV fluid over 6 hours using a Microdrip 60 drops/ml giving set drip chamber. Calculate the rate of IV infusion.

Write your answer in the form xx drops/min.

83 drops/min

Carol Johnstone is in a critical condition and needs to receive 0.1 litre of IV fluid over 1 hour using a Microdrip 60 drops/ml giving set drip chamber. Calculate the rate of IV infusion.

Write your answer in the form xx drops/min.

100 drops/min

**Additional questions**

Following a busy period in Woodlands Hospital A&E, the following patients have been transferred to the Carnation Critical Care Unit where you are on shift. Calculate the rate of IV infusion for each of the following patients using a Microdrip 60 drops/ml giving set drip chamber for the amounts of IV fluid shown.

Mercy Adebola 300ml over 3 hours

Glynis Sharp 500ml over 5 hours

Hilda James ½ litre over 6 hours

Larry High 0.6 litre over 4 hours

Janet Snow 0.05 litre over 1 hour

**Additional answers**

100 drops/min

100 drops/min

83 drops/min

150 drops/min

50 drops/min

**Question type 5**

Caroline Peates requires rehydration IV treatment for 8 hours at 95ml/h. Calculate the total infusion amount in millilitres.

760

James Pagan requires rehydration IV treatment for 7.5 hours at 105ml/h. Calculate the total infusion amount in millilitres.

787.5

Jessica Keller requires rehydration IV treatment for 5 hours 45 minutes at 50ml/h. Calculate the total infusion amount in millilitres.

287.5

Abe Khatun requires rehydration IV treatment for 3 hours 20 minutes at 165ml/h. Calculate the total infusion amount in millilitres.

550

Ciaran O'Rourke requires rehydration IV treatment for 4.25 hours at 75ml/h. Calculate the total infusion amount in millilitres.

318.75

**Additional questions**

After a particularly hot day, several competitors from various sports have been brought to the surgery where you are working on placement. They are all suffering from dehydration and heat-related stress symptoms. The general practitioner has decided to put them all on rehydration IV treatment with D5W. Calculate the infusion amount in millilitres that each of the following competitors will receive.

Joline James 2 ½ hours at 40ml/h

Paul Brook 3 hours at 60ml/h

Simon Payne 4 hours 15 minutes at 80ml/h

Graham Moore 1 hour 30 minutes at 50ml/h

Alan Gray 2 hours at 100ml/h

**Additional answers**

100ml

180ml

340ml

75ml

200ml

**Question type 6**

Buster Moves is to receive 1 litre of chemotherapy treatment using a volumetric pump set at 200ml/h. How long will it take to administer Buster's treatment?

Write your answer in written form e.g. 2 hours.

5 hours

Onya Cycle is to receive 2 litres of chemotherapy treatment using a volumetric pump set at 500ml/h. How long will it take to administer Onya's treatment?

Write your answer in written form e.g. 2 hours.

4 hours

Rad Casey is to receive 1 litre of chemotherapy treatment using a volumetric pump set at 400ml/h. How long will it take to administer Rad's treatment?

Write your answer in written form e.g. 3 hours 40 minutes.

2 hours 30 minutes

Rosie Rubberneck is to receive 2.5 litres of chemotherapy treatment using a volumetric pump set at 750ml/h. How long will it take to administer Rosie's treatment?

Write your answer in written form e.g. 3 hours 40 minutes.

3 hours 20 minutes

Thomas La Bengal is to receive 2 litres of chemotherapy treatment using a volumetric pump set at 250ml/h. How long will it take to administer Thomas' treatment?

Write your answer in written form e.g. 2 hours.

8 hours

**Additional questions**

Your placement sees you working in a respite day centre for cancer patients. Some of the patients are due their chemotherapy treatments and these will be given today using a number of volumetric pumps. Calculate the time the patients will require to receive their IV amounts.

Stuart Mitchell 1 litre at 250ml/h

Sally Salone 1.5 litres at 200ml/h

Richard Goodey 1 litre at 300ml/h

Fay Fawcett 2.5 litres at 500ml/h

Abe Tamboya 0.75 litre at 200ml/h

**Other questions on the existing site that should be kept **

Busi Adeloa is to receive 1.25 litres of Lactated Ringer's Solution over 4 hours through an IV. Calculate the rate at which the volumetric pump should be set in ml/h.

312.5

Olivia Campbell is to receive 1.35 litres of Lactated Ringer's Solution over 4.5 hours through an IV. Calculate the rate at which the volumetric pump should be set in ml/h.

300

Capital Casey is to receive 1.1 litres of Lactated Ringer's Solution over 2.75 hours through an IV. Calculate the rate at which the volumetric pump should be set in ml/h

400

Rosy Reynolds is to receive 2.5 litres of Lactated Ringer's Solution over 6 hours 15 minutes through an IV. Calculate the rate at which the volumetric pump should be set in ml/h.

400

Carolyn Penny is to receive 1.8 litres of Lactated Ringer's Solution over 6 hours through an IV. Calculate the rate at which the volumetric pump should be set in ml/h.

300

Calculate the time Buster Ironsides will require to receive his IV treatment if he is to receive 1 litre at 200ml/h.

Write your answer in written form e.g. 2 hours.

5 hours

Calculate the time Onyeta Tamboya will require to receive her IV treatment if she is to receive 2 litres at 500ml/h.

Write your answer in written form e.g. 2 hours.

4 hours

Calculate the time Cadwell Casey will require to receive his IV treatment if he is to receive 1 litre at 400ml/h.

Write your answer in written form e.g. 3 hours 40 minutes.

2 hours 30 minutes

Calculate the time Rosie Rubenstein will require to receive her IV treatment if she is to receive 2.5 litres at 750ml/h.

Write your answer in written form e.g. 2 hours 15 minutes.

3 hours 20 minutes

Calculate the time Thomas Bengal will require to receive his IV treatment if he is to receive 2 litres at 250ml/h.

Write your answer in written form e.g. 2 hours.

8 hours

Nigella Faroff requires 1 litre of a plasma product over 10 hours. It is to be delivered using a Macrodrip 15 drops/ml drip chamber giving set. Calculate Nigella's IV rate.

Write your answer in the form xx drops/min.

25 drops/min

Wendy Wassit requires 1/2 litre of a plasma product over 5 hours. It is to be delivered using a Macrodrip 15 drops/ml drip chamber giving set. Calculate Wendy's IV rate.

Write your answer in the form xx drops/min.

25 drops/min

Alistair Abdul requires 3/4 litre of a plasma product over 6 hours. It is to be delivered using a Macrodrip 15 drops/ml drip chamber giving set. Calculate Alistair's IV rate.

Write your answer in the form xx drops/min.

31 drops/min

Jodi James requires 750ml of a plasma product over 5 hours. It is to be delivered using a Macrodrip 15 drops/ml drip chamber giving set. Calculate Jodi's IV rate.

Write your answer in the form xx drops/min.

38 drops/min

John Johnstone requires 250ml of a plasma product over 150 minutes. It is to be delivered using a Macrodrip 15 drops/ml drip chamber giving set. Calculate John's IV rate.

Write your answer in the form xx drops/min.

25 drops/min