Safe medications principles quiz II

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Test your knowledge of safe medications practices in our Safe Medications Principles Quiz II.

This is part 2 of 5.

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Safe Medications Principles Quiz II

(15 Questions)

It is not necessary to record or report any adverse reactions to medications as these are already known by the pharmaceutical companies.

A nurse who makes a medication error could face disciplinary action by the employer, the professional regulatory body, and may be subject to criminal and/or civil prosecution.

Administration of a medication is the giving by a nurse or authorized person of a drug to a patient.

A medication is any substance or combination of substances having properties for the prevention or treatment of diseases in human beings.

Tablets should NOT be handled as the contamination may alter the coating of the medication.

It is acceptable to crush tablets to make it easier for patient to swallow.

To save time, nurses should prepare injectable medications in several syringes at a time, and then label them.

Parenteral drug administration refers to drugs given via the digestive tract.

Which of the following is NOT a common parenteral route of drug administration?

Parenteral drugs should be prepared immediately before use by the person administering them.

The nurse should wash her hands and put on gloves before preparing parenteral drugs and work on a clean surface.

Injecting 0.9% saline or 5% dextrose is an approved method to check whether IV access is working.

Which of the following is not true concerning when should venous catheters be flushed?

Venous cannulae not being used should be removed to minimize infection.

For a central venous catheter, why is it common to fill the dead space of the catheter will a lock solution such as heparin, citrate or an antibiotic?

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