The patient complains of swelling at the IV site, blanching, and that the arm feels cool to touch and tight. This indicates?
Infiltration SXS: Swelling at the I.V. site, discomfort, burning, decreased skin temperature, and blanching around the site.
A life threatening even associated with hypercalcemia is?
Any IV drug must be compatible with the solution it is mixed in. The solution which would carry the least risk for incompatibility would be?
The same procedure is followed whenever transfusing whole blood, RBC's,WBC's , or platelets...True or false?
.which route for administering medication is the most effective for quickly reaching therapeutic levels?
When taking the blood pressure, the patient exhibits a carpal spasm. Which should be assessed next?
Check for Chvostek's sign
To minimize the risk of blood transfusion reaction, which tests are most important to screen for incompatibilities?
Blood typing, RH typing, Cross match
A patient has an IV solution of dextrose 5% in half normal saline infusing. This is an example of?
The most common vein used for the insertion of a central line is?
One of the causes of hyperchloremia is hyponatremia, true or false?
False. Hyperchloremia could be caused by hypernatremia and hypochloremia could be caused by hyponatremia.
Which of the following statements regarding solutes and diffusion is accurate?
They move from an area with a higher concentration to an area with a lower one..
Most of the calories in TPN come from which element?
When caring for a patient receiving chemotherapy and there is a risk for exposure from the drugs or body fluids, you must wear?
To treat an extravasation, the first step is to?
STOP THE INFUSION is the first step!!!! Then notify the MD, remove catheter unless needed to instill the antidote and attempt to aspirate as much fluid as possible. estimate amount of fluid infused and elevate the extremity. Apply warm or cold compress.
A patient receiving IV therapy has redness at the site. In addition, the site is swollen, the patient complains of pain, and you feel a cord when palpating. These findings suggest what degree of phlebitis?