Question: The Nurse Practitioner orders 250 mg of an antibiotic suspension. The label on the suspension reads “500 mg/5 mL.” How much would the nurse administer?

Answer: 2.5

Nursing Practice Questions

Rationale: Available x Prescribed ( both in a fraction)

Available 500mg/5ml X 250mg/X

500x = 1250

x=2.5

Nursing in a Nutshell: Medication Calculation