•The primary determinant of IM drug absorption is blood flow to the insertion site.
•Fat and subcutaneous tissue do not affect absorption because the medication should be administered into the muscle tissue.
•Muscle strength does not affect medication absorption.
A nurse is preparing to administer I.V. fluids that will not alter serum osmolarity or pull fluid into or out of the intravascular space. Which fluid should the nurse administer?
A 79-year-old male patient has cancer with end-stage renal disease. Which of the following excludes the patient from qualifying for hospice?