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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Hypertonic Fluids do what?
    Their serum osmolality is _____
  2. In relation to IV therapy what 6 things do nurses need to know?
  3. Hypotonics cause a ______ in the circulatory volume.
    So never give to what kind of patients?
  4. What are the advantages of a Heparin Lock?
  5. What do you do if you suspect circulatory overload?
  1. a no continuous fluid infusion required
    provides venous access for NPO patients
    increases pt mobility
  2. b depletion
    Pts with LOW blood pressure
  3. c They replace electrolytes and shift fluid from interstitial places/cells into the plasma.
    serum osmolality of 375 or higher
  4. d stop or slow infusion
    raise head of the bed
    get vital signs
    notify MD
  5. e 1.what (is ordered)
    2.why (it was ordered)
    3.Intended Outcome
    4.Side Effects
    5.the patient's 5 rights
    6.documentation required

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Breaking off the tip of the IV catheter inside the vein; the tip then travels through the venous system, where it can lodge in pulmonary circulation as a pulmonary embolism
  2. resp distress, SQ emphysema
  3. turn patient on to LEFT side with head DOWN
    notify the MD
  4. molecules that don't dissolve and remain uniformly distributed.
    The appear cloudy
    often called volume expanders
    Ex:proteins, albumin, dextran
  5. 60 drops per mL

5 True/False questions

  1. When are Hypotonic solutions used?DANGEROUS: Fluid accumulation where fluid is not meant to pool. WHERE? Peritonieal Cavity, Pericardium & Pleural spaces (most common) WHY? Not enough Albumin in vascular system so it can't hold fluid like it's supposed to and ends up leaking. Body can't get rid of it (has to be drained) ALSO BECAUSE OF changes in oncotic or hydrostatic pressure, RESULT: Fluid that is "lost" from circulation.


  2. What to do for an IV infiltration?stop IV immediately
    restart IV in another vein
    elevate extremity
    apply warm moist compress to affected site


  3. Advantages to intravenous Access?catheter inserted through the skin into a large vein, usually the superior vena cava or inferior vena cava or within the R atrium of the heart


  4. Who should you be especially cautious with for fluid overload while getting IV fluids?patients with HTN or CHF
    patient with intercranial pressure or third spacing


  5. How often do you have to flush tunneled caths?stop IV immediately
    restart IV in another vein
    elevate extremity
    apply warm moist compress to affected site


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