1.4 Exercises for Lesson 1
1. List the two medication systems in use in the Army medical facilities.
2. One of the basic rules of administering medication is to read the label three times.
3. If there is any doubt about a patient's identity, what should you do?
4. If a patient refuses medication, what should you do?
5. List the principles associated with charting medication.
6. List some conditions that make it desirable to use a sterile injection of medication.
7. What are the three methods of administering injections?
8. The gauge of needles goes from to with the highest number being the needle.
9. A small gauge needle is needed for medications and a large gauge needle is needed for medications.
10. The size of the syringe used depends upon:
11. What length needle should you use for a subcutaneous injection?
12. What length needle should you use for an intradermal injection?
13. What length needle should you use for an intramuscular injection?
14. What should you do first to assemble the needle and syringe?
15. If a needle has burrs, what should you do with it?
16. What should you look for when inspecting a rubber stopper?
Answers to Exercises for Lesson 1
1. Bulk drug system and unit dose system.
5. Do not chart the medication until it has been administered and record all administrations of medications. (para 1-6a)
7. Subcutaneous, intramuscular, and intradermal.
8. 14 to 27, smallest.
9. Viscous medications, thin or watery medications.
10. The amount of solution and the type of medication being used.
11. 1/2 to 7/8 inch
12. 1/4 to 1/2 inch
13. 1 to 1 1/2 inches
14. Remove the protective cover
15. Discard it
16. There should not be any small cores or plugs torn from the stopper due to improper injection of needles.
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