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How can 1.25 mL be measured in the regular 3 mL syringe?
Round to 1.3 and measure on the mL scale as 1.3 mL
Is the gtt considered a consistent quantity for comparisons between different droppers?
No, because the size f the drop varies according the diameter of the dropper
How would you measure 3 mL of liquid to be administered to a child?
Measure the oral liquid in a 3 mL syringe , which is not intended for injections.
Describe your action if you are to administer less than the full amount of a drug supplied in a pre-filled, single dose syringe.
Discard the excess before injecting the patient
Can you measure 1.25 mL syringe in a single tuberculin syringe?
no, the tuberculin syringe has a maximum capacity of 1 mL
What is the purpose of a needleless syringe?
to prevent accidental needlesticks during IV administration
Medications are measured in syringes by aligning the calibrations with the ________ of the black rubber tip of the plunger.
The nurse who administers a medication records it on the _______.
Medication administration record (MAR)
If a nurse has difficulty interpreting a medication order, it is best to consult another nurse or a medical dictionary. T/F
False. If a nurse has difficulty interpreting a drug order, the provider who wrote the order should be consulted for clarification.
Ratio solutions express the number of grams of the drug per 100 mL of solution. T/F
F. Ratio solutions express the number of grams of the drug per total milliliters of solution.
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