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Medication Administration BasicsMedical-Surgical Nursing-7th edition

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When inserting a suppository into the anus, you should place it ______ inches within the anal vault in an adult and _______ inches in a child.
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When inserting a suppository into the anus, you should place it 4 inches within the anal vault in an adult and 2 inches in a child.
If a medication must be administered via NG, feeding, intestinal or G tubes, you should avoid medications or elixers with a pH less than _______.
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4
True or False? If a patient is being fed enterally, never add medications directly to the feeding tube.
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True. Stop the infusion 1 to 2 hours before and restart the infusion 1 to 2 hours after.
Crushed tablets, gelatin capsules and powders should be dissolved in ______ mL of warm water for a tube administration.
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15 to 30 mL
If a patient is receiving several medications via a feeding tube, what should be done in between each administration?
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Flush the tube with 15-30 mL of water, when done with all of the medications, flush with an additional 30-60 mL.
_______ medications like metoclopramide, erythromycin, or cisapride promote gastric emptying, thereby decreasing the risk of aspiration.
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Prokinetic
  
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