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Clinical Nursing Skills

Check Your Understanding Questions

Clinical Nursing SkillsCheck Your Understanding Questions

Check Your Understanding Questions

1 .
List five types of medications that may be administered via the IV route.
2 .
List three factors to consider when selecting a peripheral IV site.
3 .
The nurse is assessing the patient’s peripheral IV to determine whether it is appropriate for administering an IV medication. How might the nurse determine the size of the IV gauge?
4 .

Label the diagram below with isotonic solution, hypotonic solution, and hypertonic solution.

A three-part illustration is shown. It includes (a) a large circle with arrows pointing in and out of it and with 8 small circles scattered randomly within and outside of the central circle, (b) a large disorganized shape with an arrow pointing out from the shape and 19 small circles scattered randomly within and outside of the central shape, (c) a large circle with an arrow pointing in and with 5 small circles scattered randomly within and outside of the central circle.
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5 .
How often should peripheral IV sites be rotated? How long can an IV bag be used after opening? How often should the tubing be changed?
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