(1) hyperglycemia symptoms are hot dry skin, rapid, deep respirations (Kussmaul), lethargic, polyuria, polydipsia, polyphagia, glycosuria, nausea, and vomiting
(2) NPH insulin is intermediate-acting, onset 3-4 hours, peak 8-16 hours, duration 18-26 hours
(3) normal blood sugar 70-110 mg/dL
(4) correct—hypoglycemia symptoms are cool, clammy skin, diaphoresis, nervousness, weakness, hunger, confusion, headache, slurred speech, coma
An elderly adult is admitted to a medical unit with shortness of breath and is diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection (URI). The client is placed on droplet precautions. The nurse administers oral medications to the client. As the nurse leaves the room, the nurse should take which of the following actions?
1. Wash hands, remove the gown and mask, and throw the trash in a container outside of the room.
2. Remove the mask, wash hands, and throw the trash in a container inside the room.
3. Wash hands, remove the mask, and throw the trash in a container inside the room.
4. Remove the gown and gloves, wash hands, remove the mask, and throw the trash in a container inside the room.