Flashcards in 34 & 35 Administrating medication Deck (99)
The most serious adverse reaction to penicillin is?
A total of 180 mg of a medication is to be taken each day, and the medication is ordered tid. What would be the individual dose?
Which of the following drugs is classified as an antihypertensive?
The physician prescribes 0.5 g of ampicillin. The label states, “Ampicillin 500 mg/5 mL.” How many milliliters should be administered?
The physician orders 7.5 mL of Cipro for a pediatric patient. How many teaspoons should the parent administer?
The physician prescribes 0.125 mg of Synthroid. You have 0.25-mg tablets on hand. What should you administer?
0.125 mg is half of 0.25 mg.
In the formula (D/H) ´ Q, the H stands for the:
dosage strength identified on the label.
Convert 524 mg to grams.
How many liters equal 1,500 cc?
The prefix “milli” in the metric system means:
Milli- is a prefix that indicates 1/1,000, or 0.001.
How many milligrams equal 0.75 g?
0.75 g = 750 mg (to convert a larger unit to a smaller one, move the decimal point three places to the right).
The physician orders 75 mg of Demerol IM. The drug label states, “Demerol 50 mg/mL.” How many milliliters should be administered?
75 ÷ 50 = 1.5 mL.
A subcutaneous injection is given into what type of tissue?
Which of the following guidelines should be followed when administering a medication?
Check that you have the correct medication
Check the expiration date of the medication
Check that the patient is not allergic to the medication
Check that the drug has not changed color
When administering an IM injection, the skin over the injection site must be held taut to:
Permit easier insertion of the needle
The vastus lateralis site is used most often to administer medication to:
Infants and young children
What is the maximal amount of medication that can be administered through the subcutaneous route?
What is the abbreviation for at bedtime?
Why is the dorsogluteal site considered a good location to administer an intramuscular injection of an adult?
It can accommodate a large amount of medication
The Mantoux tuberculin test is performed using:
Which of the following represents an equivalent value for a cubic centimeter?
1 cc = 1 ml
A patient with a latent tuberculosis infection:
Cannot spread TB to others
Hypodermic syringes are calibrated in:
Induration measuring 3 mm resulting from a Mantoux test indicates:
A negative reaction
Why should pressure NOT be applied to the injection site after administering an intradermal injection?
The medication is not intended to be absorbed into the tissues
What is the term for the slanted edge at the top of a needle?
The Z-track method is used to administer medications that:
Stain the skin
What is the abbreviation for one half?
Which of the following needles has the largest lumen?