# Practice exams for med calculations

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Hi all.

I've got a med calculation exam coming up. Has anyone come across some good practice exams they'd like to share a link to? I've found a couple, but I'm looking for more so I can get this stuff down.

Thanks!

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Specializes in Emergency.

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Thanks!

The calculations are nothing advanced. We're covering IV drop rates and converting mg of something to mLs, things like that.

I also found a past post with the same question as mine, and there were some great responses there too.

Here's the post if anyone else is interested.

https://allnurses.com/nursing-student-assistance/dosage-calculation-practice-767329.html

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Specializes in Emergency.

Ah. Then I would definitely recommend:

Clinical Calculations: With Applications to General and Specialty Areas, 7e: Joyce LeFever Kee MS RN, Sally M. Marshall RN MSN: 9781455703845: Amazon.com: Books

As well as the Drug Calculations Quiz Page that I recommended earlier. Should be all you need. :]

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Specializes in Med-Surg.

I use this site frequently to practice.

Dosage Help

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great!! i'm going to rock this med calc exam. thanks, all.

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Ummm, you can't convert mg to ml, you know ... a weight and a liquid measure are not the same thing and you will definitely mess up if you set up an equation that treats them equally. You can, of course, have 5mg in 5cc, or 5mg in 100cc, or 5mg in 1000cc. There was a thread here a few months back that illustrated that somebody thought that just because one cc of water has a mass of one gram, therefore ... it took awhile to convince him/her otherwise.

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Ummm, you can't convert mg to ml, you know ... a weight and a liquid measure are not the same thing and you will definitely mess up if you set up an equation that treats them equally. You can, of course, have 5mg in 5cc, or 5mg in 100cc, or 5mg in 1000cc. There was a thread here a few months back that illustrated that somebody thought that just because one cc of water has a mass of one gram, therefore ... it took awhile to convince him/her otherwise.

Yep, I'm definitely aware.

Typed out my original post rather quickly. I meant it to say that question would ask something like "Order is for x mg of Some Oral Suspension. If you add y mL of water and each mL contains z mg of medication, how many mL will you give that patient?"

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