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Dosage

Chapters 6, 7, 8
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In which syringe should 0.25 mL of a drug be administered in?
1 mL, tuberculin
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
Should insulin be measured in the 1 mL syringe?
no
50 units of U-100 insulin equals how many milliliters?
0.5 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
Can you measure 3 mL in a medicine cup?
no
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.
The medicine cup indicates that each teaspoon is the equivalent of how many mL?
5 mL
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
What is the primary purpose of the safety and needless syringes?
To prevent needle stick injuries
In the U-100, 100 units is equal to
1 mL
The 1 mL syringe is calibrated in the _____ of a mL.
hundredths or 0.01
Can you measure 1.25 mL syringe in a single tuberculin syringe?
no, the tuberculin syringe has a maximum capacity of 1 mL
How would you measure 1.33 mL in a 3 mL syringe?
round to 1.3 mL and measure
The medicine cup has a ______ mL or ______ fl oz capacity.
3 mL or 1 fl oz
To administer exactly 0.52 mL to a child, what syringe would you use?
1 mL syringe
75 units of U-100 insulin is equal to how many mL?
0.75
T/F The pre-filled syringe is a multiple does system.
false
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.
top ring
The medicine cup calibrations indicate that 2 teaspoons are approximately how many mL?
10 mL
Which syringe is (are) intended to measure parenteral doses of medication?
3 mL, 1 mL, and insulin
IM
intramuscluar
IV
intravenous
IV PB
intravenous piggyback
subcut
subcutaneous
SL
sublingual
ID
intradermal
GT
gastrostomy tube
NG
nasogastric tube
NJ
nasojejunal tube
p.o.
by mouth, orally
p.r.
per rectum, rectally
a.c.
before meals
p.c.
after meals
ad. lib.
as desired, freely
p.r.n.
when necessary
stat
immediately
b.i.d.
twice a day
t.i.d.
three times a day
q.i.d.
four times a day
a
before
p
after
c
with
s
without
q
every
qs
quantity sufficient
aq
water
NPO
nothing by mouth
et
and
noct
night
The 3 mL syringe is calibrated in what?
tenths
The 1 mL syringe is calibrated in what?
hundredths
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.
Which unit of measurement does not appear on a medicine cup?
mg
Calibrations on a dropper are given in drops (gtt) or _______.
ml
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.
The label reads "Potassium Chloride Oral Solution USP 10%; 20 mEq per 15 mL; Delivers 15 mL; Sugar Free, Alcohol 5%; Dilute before using." How much potassium chloride is in this unit dose?
20 mEq per 15 mL