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Clinical Nursing Skills

Competency-Based Assessments

Clinical Nursing SkillsCompetency-Based Assessments

Competency-Based Assessments

1 .
Develop an infographic that can be used to teach patients about their medication “rights.”
2 .
Phenytoin (Dilantin) 0.5 g PO TID. Supplied: Phenytoin (Dilantin) 125 mg/ 5 mL. Indicate the number of milliliters the nurse should administer per dose on the syringe.
Image of empty syringe marked from 0 to 20 milliliters in intervals of 5 milliliters.
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3 .

Mr. Michael Daniels is a 40-year-old male patient of Dr. Sarah Baker. His date of birth is April 08, 1982. He has no known drug allergies. Dr. Baker places order on 02/10/2023 at 0734 AM for acetaminophen (Tylenol) 650 mg PO Q12h and insulin aspart (Novolog) sliding scale subcutaneous achs. Sliding scale: blood glucose less than 150, administer 0 units; blood glucose 151–200, administer 2 units; blood glucose 201–250, administer 4 units; blood glucose 251–300, administer 6 units; blood glucose 301–350, administer 8 units; blood glucose 351–400, administer 10 units. Blood sugar >400, call provider.

  • Complete the MAR template according to the patient’s orders.
  • Document administration of 650 mg Tylenol at 1000 AM.
  • Patient’s blood sugar was 203 at 0755 AM. Document 0800 AM dose of Novolog.
Snapshot of blank medication administration record.
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4 .
Review the checklist for Calculating Medication Dosages and have a peer or instructor assess your performance of the task. You can find the checklists on the Student resources tab of your book page on openstax.org.
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