Card Set Information
What is the proper position for a patient to be in when using a bedpan?
Semi-Fowler's (This is the anatomical position for voiding)
How many mL of urine should you obtain when collecting a clean-catch urine specimen?
T or F
When inserting a cathether you should ask the patient (male and female) to bear down as though she is trying to void and have her take slow, deep breaths until the initial discomfort is passed.
How often should an external condom catheter be changed?
Every 24 hours.
How often should an indwelling catheter collection bag be emptied?
At least every 8 hours
Which IM site is most preferred for adults and infants (safest and least painful)?
What is the preferred IM site for infants and children (can accommodate a larger volume)?
When giving an IM injection, you must always ______.
A subQ 3/8 needle injection needs to be injected at a ____ angle.
A subQ 5/8 needle injection needs to be injected at a ____ angle.
When mixing insulin, what is the saying to remember?
Clear before cloudy
Heparin is given ____ or ____.
subQ or IV. DO NOT GIVE IM!
1 oz = ___ ml
1 T = ___ mL
1 cup = ____ mL
What sign is this?
Traditional ionizing radiation sign
What sign is this?
International ionizing radiation sign
In what order do you apply PPE?
In what order do you remove PPE?
What does RACE stand for?
_______: regular respirations but abnormally deep and increased in rate
_______: varies from very deep to very shallow with periods of apnea
_______: regular respirations with equal depth interrupted by periods of apnea
how often should vital signs be taken?
every 4 hrs
____: transfer of heat through currents of air or water (immersion in warm/cold bath)
Hypertension is BP above ____ systolic or above ____ diastolic on 2 or more separate occasions.
140 mmHG, 90 mmHg
A BP cuff that is too large will lead to a ____ reading.
What 4 things do you document about respirations?
Depth, rhythm, effort, movement
During a pulse assessment, you palpate ____ pulses, and auscultate ___ pulse.
when does a temperature become bad?
What are the 3 phases of a fever?
what is the normal range for sodium?
What is the normal range for potassium?
What is the normal range for calcium?
What is the normal range for magnesium?
What is the normal range for chloride?
What is the normal range for phosphate?
3.0-4.5 mg/ dl
1 grain = ___ mg
1 gram = ___ grains
1 ml = ___ gtts
What is the normal range for urine specific gravity?
1.010 to 1.025
A client is prescribed Lasix for treatment of heart failure. The patient should be instructed to include which foods in the diet?
Potatoes, bananas, figs. (Potassium rich foods)
Which early adaption indicates to the nurse that the patient is experiencing hypoxia?
increased heart rate