Exercises for Lesson 1

1. Administration of an IV is indicated when a casualty is on the verge of shock or already in shock.

a. True.
b. False.

2. Which of the following solutions is/are used in IV therapy?

a. Dextran.
b. Normal saline, 0.9 percent.
c. Ringer's lactated.
d. All of the above.

3. In deciding on an infusion site, you select the:

a. Most distal and accessible vein of an uninjured arm or hand.
b. Site over a joint.
c. Vein in an infected area.

4. To prepare an infusion site, you:

a. Place waterproof pad under arm selected.
b. Apply a constricting band two to three inches above the site selected.
c. Palpate the vein selected.
d. All of the above.

5. At what approximate degree angle should you insert an over-the-needle catheter?

a. 0--10.
b. 10--20.
c. 20--30.
d. 30--40.

6. How often should the dressing over an IV needle be changed?

a. Every shift.
b. Every 24 hours.
c. Every 48 hours.
d. Every 72 hours.

7. Why do you clamp the tubing shut during the replacement procedure?

a. To prevent air from entering the tubing.
b. To adjust the flow rate.

8. Infiltration is:

a. Injury to vein during venipuncture or from later needle movement.
b. A state of increased blood volume.
c. An accumulation of fluids in the tissue surrounding the venipuncture site.
d. An obstruction of a blood vessel by air.

Solutions to Exercises for Lesson 1

1. a
2. d
3. a
4.  d
5. c
6. b
7. a
8. c