Medication Basics and Administration : Nursing Course


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

Allergic reaction

Rationale: Allergic reactions can happen, and while taking a benadryl can help and is often the solution, shortness of breath should be your first concern and the doctor should be called immediately.


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

Latex

Rationale: Although it is being phased out, the IV equipment in the past, and sometimes currently is made out of latex or contains some sort of latex. Always verify your patient is not allergic to latex before insertion.


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

2mL

Rationale:

The 5 rights of medication administration include:

Patient, dose, drug, route, time

Rationale:

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:

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