Pediatric Nursing Medication Math Worksheet #1

Disclaimer: I rounded to the nearest tenth but I did not round until I had my final answer. Answers may vary slightly. Answers are at the bottom

  1. A mother comes in with her 10-year-old son and he was diagnosed with community acquired pneumonia. The provider orders gentamycin for him. He is 95 pounds and the recommended dose is 7 mg/kg/day IV q8h. The recommended dosage for this child is _____ per dose. 

  2. Anthony is to receive 20 mg/kg/day of amoxicillin every 8 hours in divided doses for a genitourinary infection. He weighs 15 kg. What is the total amount of mg Anthony receiving after 7 days?

  3. Fluconazole 6 mg/kg/dose is prescribed. The patient weighs 25 pounds. How many mg are they going to receive per dose?   

  4. The patient is receiving 0.15mg/kg/dose IV q8h prn of ondansetron. She weighs 60 kg. The max mg per dose is 8 mg. Calculate how much mg of ondansetron she is receiving per dose and determine whether this is a safe dose. 

  5. John is receiving Ampicillin 300 mg q6h.  He weighs 25 kg.  The safe dose for Ampicillin is 50 mg/kg/day.  How much Ampicillin is Dick receiving in 24 hours?  If the medication is dispensed in a preparation of 250 mg/5 mL, how many mL would the nurse administer to Dick at 6 am?

  6. IV medication order:  Cindamycin 300 mg in 50 mL D5W.  Administer in a volume of 50 mL in 60 min.   Using a pediatric drip set the correct drip rate is _________ gtts/min.

  7. The order reads Agumentin 16 mg IV.  Pharmacy delivers Augmentin 60 mg in 5 mL.  Give ____?

  8. Tylenol 30 mg/kg/day in divided doses q6h prn is prescribed by the provider.  The child weighs 30 lb.  Give _______ per dose?

  9. The patient is receiving maintenance dosing of digoxin IV twice a day.  He weighs 12 pounds.  The safe range for Digoxin is 5 – 10 mcg/kg/day.  The nurse is to administer her 8 am dose.  What is the highest safe amount the nurse should administer?

  10. Drug ordered:  Tylenol gr 2.5 IV.  Drug on hand: Ofirmev 10 mg per 1 mL.  Amount to give:   _______ 







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