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True or False: It is OK for a client to self-administer prescribed nasal sprays.
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True.
To instill nasal drops to the ethmoid or sphenoid sinus, you should tilt the head ____.
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back
To instill nasal drops to the frontal or maxillary sinus, you should tilt the head ____.
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Down and turned toward the side to be treated.
When inserting a suppository into the anus, you should place it ____ inches in an adult and ____ inches in a child.
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Adult= 4 inches; child= 2 inches
Type of inhaler that requires a test spray prior to first use.
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MDI (metered dose)
To prevent fungal infection related to inhaled corticosteroids, a nurse should instruct the client to?
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Rinse mouth and/or brush teeth
The smaller the needle gauge, the ____ (larger or smaller) the diameter?
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larger
True or False: When preparing a vial with powder for injection, it is not necessary to withdraw the needle once solution has been injected into the vial.
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False. The needle needs to be withdrawn to mix the contents.
True or False: If bubbles are aspirated into a syringe from an ampoule while drawing the medication, you should expel it back and retry.
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False. Remove the needle from the ampoule and invert syringe. Tap to cause the bubbles to rise, depress plunger and force out.
True or False: You should inject air into a vial to make it easier to aspirate.
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True.
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Vials requiring reconstitution should never be ____.
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Shaken. Roll to mix.
When mixing medications from a vial and an ampoule, which should be drawn first?
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The vial.
Only ____ insulin can be given via IV.
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Regular.
A ____ dictates a certain dose of insulin based on their blood glucose level.
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Sliding scale.
True of False: If an insulin vial is cloudy, you should shake it to reconstitute it.
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False. Roll it, bubbles mess up dosing.
If regular and intermediate acting insulin are both ordered, which should be prepared first?
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Regular.
Which two insulins should never be mixed with other types of insulin?
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Glargine (lentos) and Detemir (levemir)
Inject rapid-acting insulins mixed with NPH, Lente or Ultralente within ____ before a meal.
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15 minutes
Don't mix phosphate buffered insulins like NPH with ___ insulins.
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Lente
When mixing short-acting and intermediate acting insulin, which should be drawn first?
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Intermediate
How quickly should a mixed insulin be administered after preparing it?
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5 minutes
  
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