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a nurse is administering a medication to a patient for acute pain of the various routes for drug administration, which would be chosen because it is absorbed more rapidly?
a physician has ordered peak and trough levels of a med. when would the nurse schedule the trough level?
30 minutes before the next dose
a patient taking insulin has his levels adjusted to ensure the concentration of the drug in the blood stream produces the desired effect without causing toxicity. what is the term for this desired effect?
a patient who is taking an oral narcotic for pain relief tells the nurse he is constipated. what is this common response to narcotics called?
a nurse is conducting an interview for health history. in addition to asking the patient about medications being taken, what else should be asked to assess the risk for drug interactions?
use of herbal supplements
a nurse is converting the dosage of a med to a different unit in the metric system. the med label specifies the drug as being 0.5g per tablet. the order is for 500mg. how many tablets will the nurse give?
a nurse is conducting an interview with a patient to collect a med history. which of the following questions would be used to ensure safe med administration?
do you have any allergies to medications?
what type of order is written by the prescriber and carried out by the nurse as specified until it is canceled by another order?
a student nurse is administering medications through a nasogastric tube connected to continuous suction. how will the student do this accurately?
disconnect tubing from suction before giving drugs, and clamp tubing for 20-30 minutes after medication administration
a nurse is teaching an older adult at home about taking newly prescribed medications. which of the following would be included?
I have written the names of your drugs and the times to take them
which following part of the syringe and needle does not need to be kept sterile when preparing and administering an injection?
exterior of the needle hub
a nurse is preparing an injection by withdrawing the solution from a multi-dose vial. what is necessary to facilitate withdrawing a medication from the vial?
first inject and equal amount of air in to the vial
an adult with diabetes receives 20 units of insulin each morning and evening. how will the nurse teach the patient to administer the insulin?
use an insulin syringe and give 20 units
which anatomic site is recommended for intramuscular injections for adults?
a nurse is preparing to administer a medication by IV piggyback. where will the piggyback container be placed?
higher than the primary solution container
a nurse flushes an IV lock before and after administering a medication. what is the rationale for this step?
to clear medication and prevent clot formation
which of the following accurately describes a step in the described procedures?
the nurse would wear gloves while massaging in a topical medication
a nurse is administering an IM injection of a viscous medication using the appropriate gauge needle. what does the nurse need to know about needle gauges?
gauges range from 18-30, with 18 being the largest
a nurse has administered and IM injection. what will the nurse do with the syringe and needle?
do not recap the needle and place it in a puncture-resistant container
a nurse is preparing for a tuberculosis screening. knowing the injection will be administered intradermally, what size needle and syringe will the nurse prepare?
tuberculin syringe, 1/2-inch 26 gauge needle
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