Quiz

1. A patient who is administered medication sublingually

(a) has upper GI problems.

(b) should ingest food or liquid to help absorption of the medication.

(c) shouldn't eat or drink until the medication is absorbed.

2. If the dose of a transdermal patch is more than the prescriber's medication order

(a) cut the patch to an appropriate length.

(b) contact the prescriber.

(d) give the patient the patch anyway.

3. When giving ear drops to a two-year-old,

(a) pull the earlobe downward and back.

(b) pull the earlobe upward and back.

(c) pull the earlobe upward and forward.

(d) pull the earlobe downward and forward.

4. A rectal suppository can be used if the patient cannot absorb medication in the upper GI tract.

5. The inner aspect of the forearm is the good site for an intradermal injection.

6. The Z-Track injection is used

(a) to prevent medication from leaking back onto the tissue.

(b) to prevent dislodging the needle.

(c) to ease the pain of the injection.

7. Withdrawing a needle slowly decreases the pain of an injection.

8. A piggyback is inserted

(b) into the patient's arm.

(c) into the patient's leg.

9. The nurse should massage the site after giving a heparin injection.

10. Pinch the skin when giving an insulin injection.

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