Flashcards in Chapter 10- Parenteral Administration: Safe Prepartion Of Parenteral Medicine Deck (10):
Administration by any route other than the enteral or GI tract
Parenteral route refers to
IM, SQ, and IV
What are the three reasons why someone takes medicine by injection?
When all the drug must be absorbed rapidly & complete as possible, or at a controlled rate, when the patient is unable to swallow
What are three main safety concerns?
Nurses three primary safety concerns are of the patient, themselves, and other health care workers.
Syringes have three parts
Barrel, plunger and tip
Define the barrel of a syringe
Outer portion containing the calibrations
What is a plunger on a syringe?
Inner cylindrical portion that fits snuggly into the barrel
What are parenteral injections special considerations
Trauma at site, possibility of infection, allergic reactions, irreversible
What are two types of tips?
Plain tip and luer-lock