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Safe medications principles quiz III


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

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Safe Medications Principles Quiz III

(15 Questions)

Which of the following is NOT a possible complication of an IV site?

Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line dressings should be changed at least weekly, when not being used routinely, and more often, if used frequently.

One of the most common mistakes in administering IV medications is:

Errors with IV meds are a problem because once the drug is given, there is nothing to stop it from entering the patient’s circulatory system.

The age of the patient can be important in deciding the correct medication dose.

Which of the following is NOT a question nurse should ask of women of childbearing age prior to administration of medications?

Some drug therapies can interact with oral contraceptives and potentially result in an unwanted pregnancy.

Ethnicity can affect the choice of medication in some diseases, and is associated with increased risk of side effects.

Loss of function in which of the following body systems can affect prescribing safely?

Lifestyle can influence the safety of medications.

The nurse should check to see what non-prescription or botanical medications the patient may be taking and note these on the patient’s record.

Once a nurse has administered a medication, no additional actions are necessary.

A nurse must ensure that her patient has relevant information / warnings concerning the medication and its action, any side effects and how to report them.

Any unused medications should be stored for later use or for use with other patients.

Injectable medicines should be for single use only.

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