Critical Thinking/Application Questions:
Print off an answer sheet and record your answers for each of the Parts.
When you have completed a Part go to the Answer Page and check your results
and review the explanations given.
Part 1: Question 8
What rate is the secondary line/piggy back
infusion running at in this picture?
Part 1: Question 9
You enter your client's room and realize
that the occlusion alarm is sounding on the IV pump. Which of the following
is the best course of action?
A. Remove the IV since it is probably
B. Reset the pump by turning it off and
back on again
C. Tell the patient to stop hitting the
buttons when you leave the room
D. Visually inspect the entire line and
look for clamps that are on, bubbles, kinks or infiltration
Part 1: Question 10
You are caring for a 10 year old pediatric client that
requires an infusion of IV steroids due to worsening
asthma symptoms. The child appears worried
about the pump. Which of the following demonstrates the most therapeutic
response by the nurse?
A. Have the parents restrain the child
during the infusion
B. Distract the child while the
infusion is running
C. Offer choices as to where they'd
like to sit while the infusion is running
D. Administer sedatives to relax the
child during the infusion
Part 1: Question 7
The nurse is preparing to
administer an IV push medication, what's wrong with this picture?
A. The nurse is not wearing
B. Sterility has been broken
C. The needle being used is too
D. A needle is being used to
access a clave port
Part 1: Question 6
Which of the following is NOT a good
indicator of an infiltrated IV?
B. Pump alarm indicating occlusion
C. Patient report of pain at the site
D. IV dressing that is flaking off
Part 1: Question 5
Which syringe would you select to
administer 2mg of Morphine from a 5mg/5cc vial?
|Part 1: Question 3
The student pictured is about to
connect the clip-lock cannula to the primary line. What's
wrong with this picture?
A. Sterility has been broken
B. The student is not wearing
C. The clip-lock cannula is not
attached to any tubing
D. The connection is being made
too high on the primary tubing line
Part 1: Question 2
You need to administer Ancef (an
antibiotic) to your pediatric patient who is 52kg. The dosing is
recommended at 6.25-25 mg/kg. A syringe comes up with 1500mg of Ancef mixed
in 10cc of normal saline. Is this dose safe? What is the safe range for
A. Yes/No B.
Part 1: Question 4
The adult patient you are admitting needs
an IV started. Knowing that the patient will be needed a blood tranfusion,
which gauge of IV would you select to insert?
Part 1: Question 1
Which of the following is NOT one of the
eight rights related to medication administration that we have discussed?
C. Skill Performance