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Exercises  for Lesson 3

1.  List the agents used to produce immunity.

4.  List the steps in administering an immunization. (See if you can remember ten steps.)

5.  What questions do you ask the patient to determine known allergies? (See if you can remember four.)

6.  What is the purpose of the emergency tray?

7.  What do you look for when you observe a patient who has received an injection?

8.  Name one vaccination that may require the patient to return to be evaluated by personnel in the clinic.

Answers to Exercises for Lesson 3

1.  Vaccines, toxoids, and antiserums. (para 3-2)

2.  The Army requires its healthy military personnel to be actively immunized against typhoid, tetanus, diphtheria, poliomyelitis, and influenza. Individuals traveling or assigned to certain areas may also be immunized against yellow fever, cholera, and plague.  Intervals for giving immunizations are prescribed in AR 40-562. (para 3-3)

3.  Immunization Record (SF 601). This is kept in the health record. Immunization Certification (International Certificate of Vaccination, PHS Form 731). This is kept by the individual. (para 3-3c and d)

4.  Interview patient.
Perform patient care handwash. Obtain immunization agent.
Check label for expiration date. Examine vial and contents.
Draw up required amount of vaccine.
Select site of administration, expose and prepare injection site. Administer immunization.
Observe patient.
Dispose of equipment.
5.  Have you ever had a reaction to any previous immunization? Do you have a known allergy to eggs or fowl?
Have you ever experienced a disorder such as asthma or hay fever? Are you or could you be pregnant?  (If appropriate.)  (para 3-4a)

6.  Treat a patient with serious reaction to medication.

7.  Observe for any allergic reactions.

8.  Tine.

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015