Medication Basics and Administration : Nursing Course


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OR REVIEW THE FOLLOWING NURSING CLASS KNOWLEDGE BLOCKS


The physician tells you to inject Geodon into a patient's vastus lateralis. You know you will be injecting the medication into:

The thigh

Rationale: The vastus lateralis is located in the thigh. To properly mark this muscle, divide the front of the thigh into thirds from the top to the bottom of the thigh. The needle should go into the middle third.


The 5 rights of medication administration include:

Patient, dose, drug, route, time

Rationale: The patient, dose, drug, route and time should be checked 3 times for every medication administered to every patient. Failure to do so can result in a medication error that can lead to health problems or even death.


In general, children receive intramuscular injections with volume no greater than:

2mL

Rationale:

You just gave a patient a new medication. 15 minutes later, they complain of itching and shortness of breath. You suspect:

Allergic reaction

Rationale:

Before inserting an IV to use for medication administration, you should check for an allergy to:

Latex

Rationale:

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