medication dosages and physician orders

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  1. how many mcg are in 1mg?
    1,000
  2. how many mcg are in 1g?
    1,000,000
  3. how many mg are in 1g?
    1,000
  4. how many g are in a Kg?
    1,000
  5. 1ml is equal to __?
    1cc
  6. 1tsp = ___ml
    5ml
  7. 1tbsp = ___ ml
    15ml
  8. 1 oz = ____ ml
    30ml
  9. 1 cup = ____ oz or _____ml
    8oz or 240ml
  10. 1Kg = ____lbs
    2.2lbs
  11. 1oz = ___ tbsp
    2tbsp
  12. 1 tbsp = ____ tsp
    3tsp
  13. 1 gallon = __ quarts
    4 quarts
  14. 1 quart = __ pints
    2 pints
  15. 1 pint = ___ cups
    2 cups
  16. 1m = __ cm
    100cm
  17. 1m = ___ mm
    1,000
  18. 1cm = __ mm
    10mm
  19. bid is
    twice a day
  20. tid is
    three times daily
  21. Qid is
    four times daily
  22. q (4,5,6,8) is
    every number of hours
  23. prn is
    as needed
  24. PO is
    by mouth, orally
  25. IM
    intramuscuallarly
  26. IV is
    intravenous
  27. ac is
    before meals
  28. Pc is
    after meals
  29. IVP is
    intravenous push
  30. IVPB is
    intravenous piggy back
  31. KVO or TKO is
    keep vein open, slow drip
  32. Subq, sc, sq is
    subcutaneously
  33. sl is
    sublingual
  34. top is
    topical
  35. NPO is
    nothing by mouth
  36. susp is
    suspension
  37. GT is
    by gastronomy tube
  38. NGT is
    nasogastric tube
  39. hs
    at bedtime
  40. c is
    with
  41. s is
    without
  42. requirements of a physician order include
    • date the order was written
    • name and dosage of drug
    • frequency of drug administration
    • for PRN's the reason or purpose for the drug
    • signature of the perscriber
  43. the nurse is
    both legally and ethically responsible for all drugs given to the patient.
  44. before preparing the drug the nurse needs to know
    • the maximum and minimum doses for the drug, actions, and contraindications.
    • she must also know any allergies
  45. 6 rights to a patient are
    • right drug
    • right dose
    • right patient
    • right time
    • right route
    • right documentation
  46. the 3 checks that need to be performed by the nurse are
    • when the nurse pulls the drug from the omnicell, cabinet or cart
    • when the nurse prepares the drugs
    • by the patient's bedside
  47. before a medication can be given a nurse must:
    • check the chart for the original order
    • transcribe the order into the EMAR
    • If the order has already been transcribed by the pharmacist the nurse must still double check.
  48. when transcribing an order the nurse must:
    write the current time in military time
  49. the nurse must check the 5 things to make sure the order is legal:
    • date
    • correct medication and dose
    • correct patient
    • correct route
    • correct times as ordered.

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