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What teaching should a nurse share regarding sublingual medications?
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Don't swallow medications, it won't have the same effect. No drinks until dissolved.
What teaching should a nurse give when administering medication via the buccal route?
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Alternate cheeks with each subsequent dose. Don't chew or swallow. Don't take liquids with it.
_______ commonly get intra- osseous injections in emergency situations. The most common site is the _______.
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Infants and toddlers; tibia
What medications are commonly administered via the intraperitoneal route?
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Chemotherapeutic agents, insulin and antibiotics.
What medication is typically administered via the intrapleural route?
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Chemotherapeutic agents
_______ is when physicians instill medications that help resolve resistant pleural effusion via the intrapleural route.
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Pleurodesis
Intra-arterial infusions are common in clients who have...
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arterial clots
Intraocular medications can remain in place for up to...
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one week
What are the responsibilities of a nurse administering medications?
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Calculating the correct dosage. Knowing what is prescribed. Therapeutic/non-therapeutic effects. The nursing implications. Why the med is needed. Monitoring and reporting effects of drug. Patient supervision and education.
A nurse has _______ to administer a now order medication.
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90 minutes
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Verbal orders for _______ should never be permitted.
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antineoplastic agents
What should happen after a verbal drug order has been given?
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It should be written down.
What does the signature on a prescription contain?
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Info to be written of the drug label like 3 x's a day for 10 days.
What does the inscription of a prescription contain?
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The drug name, strength and dose.
What is included in the super script ion of a prescription?
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Client's name, address, age and today's date.
What is a nurse's top priority when a medication error occurs?
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The client's well being and safety. *Notify physician.
What is medication reconciliation?
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Whenever a client is admitted to a new health setting the nurse compares the meds the client took with the current med order.
When is a medical error most likely to happen?
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When a client is transferred to another health care agency or unit, or discharged.
What is the process for medication reconciliation?
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Verify by obtaining list of current meds. Clarify: make sure dose, frequency is accurate. Reconcile: compare current with new. Transmit: communicate verified list.
When administering meds, be sure to read the label _______ times and compare it thru the MAR before giving it.
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The six rights of med admin are:
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Right med, Right dose, Right client, Right route, Right time, and Right documentation.
  
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