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OR RN Medication Competency Assessment
OR RN Orientation Medication Competency Assessment
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When do most complications from inhalation agents occur from anesthesia?
During induction or emergence from anesthesia.
Anesthesia Inhalation Agents include
Volatile and Gaseous
1 teaspoon (tsp)
5 milliliters (mL)
1 tablespoon (tbsp)
15 milliliters (mL)
3 teaspoons (tsp)
1 Liquid ounce
Only nurses, physician assistants, or certified surgical technologists should receive verbal orders
To avoid decimal point errors, a trailing zero should always be used for example, 2.0 is correct while 2 is not
This is a GI stimulant that acts by increasing sensitivity to acetylcholine resulting in increased upper GI tract motility and relaxation of the pyloric sphincter and duodenal bulb.
Studies have shown that ______% of adults make medication errors during self-administration
Surgical prophylactic antibiotic treatment should be administered 30 minutes to 2 hours before surgery for maximum effectiveness.
The best method to approximate a child's medication dose is to use the body surface area in meters squared divided by 1.73 meters squared times the adult dose.
Instructions to control postoperative pain should begin
In the physician's office before the surgery
Patients who are __________ are extremely sensitive to skeletal muscle relaxants
Inhalation anesthesia agents will __________ the action of muscle relaxants.
Cholinergics are basically reversal agents for the restoration of neuromuscular transmission because they increase the destruction of acetylcholine to restore the neuromuscular transmission of nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents.
___________ may interfere with the absorption of antiulcer medications.
The national trend is to administer prophylactic antibiotics two to four hours before high-risk surgical procedures.
A miotic ophthalmic agent is used to
Constrict the pupil
Antibiotics work by:
1. Inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis
2. Altering the bacterial cell wall membrane
3. Inhibiting RNA duplication
4. Enhancing essential metabolic synthesis
The Institute of Safe Medication Practices called for the elimination of this practice in the near future.
Storage of high risk drugs with other drugs.
If the patient has kidney, liver, or cardiovascular disease, the absorption of a medication will be decreased.
An example of pharmacodynamic interaction is when a certain antibiotic is administered with curare and a prolonged neuromuscular blockage results
A hypothermic patient is taken to the PACU. An IM injection of a narcotic has been administered. As the patient is warmed, could this situation present a problem?
The effects of anticoagulant agents can be potentiated by the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, steroids, and salicylates.
Anti-infective drugs may be an antagonistic, meaning they work better when administered with another drug.
Calcium depletions potentiate the effects of nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents and conversely prolong the effect of depolarizing agents.
Medication errors usually don't result from fatigue-induced actions.
A 53 year old man is ordered Heparin 3 units/kg IV. He weighs 175 lbs. 10unit/mL vials of heparin are available.
1. How many Kilograms does this man weigh?
2. What is the total dose of heparin to be administered?
3. How many mL from the available vial of heparin is needed?
1. 79.54 kg
2. 238.6 units
The effects of a local anesthetic depend on:
the vascularity of the injection site.
Removal of a medication bottle stopper when delivering a drug to the sterile field is not recommended. Instead a sterile transfer device should be used when available.
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