A physician orders morphine: 1 ml every 4 hours. Which of the following is true regarding this medication order?
•Morphine should be ordered in milligrams because it is available in different concentrations. 1 ml could contain different amounts of the medication.
•Morphine is available in PO form as well, so the route needs to be clarified.
•The frequency is correctly written.
A charge nurse on a pediatric unit has just been informed of a potential admission from the emergency department. Which of the following nurses should NOT be assigned to admit the patient?
A nurse receives an order for an IM injection for a 3-year-old patient. Which of the following muscles should the nurse use for the IM injection?
Which of the following criteria would directly influence the types of mental health treatment needed and planned in the community?
A patient arrives at the door of the ED with a companion, the patient is concerned about a possible Anthrax exposure. The patient has no visible contaminant showing but is concerned about possibly inhaling some powder from an envelope that was opened at home. Of the following, which is the appropriate decontamination procedure?
A nurse is caring for a patient with an order for placement of an indwelling urinary catheter. The nurse knows it is appropriate to delegate this task to which of the following personnel?
The nurse has been hired to manage a long-term care unit. Which of the following would the nurse manager include in the personnel budget?
A 58-year-old Pakistani patient with colon cancer complains of severe pain. He refuses all pain medication. What should the nurse do next?
A patient with lung cancer is admitted for respiratory acidosis. The patient informs the nurse that he does not want to be mechanically ventilated. What should the nurse do next?
A newly diagnosed diabetic is being cared for on a medical unit. Which of the following tasks can be delegated to a nursing assistant?
A nurse is caring for a patient using guided imagery to help relieve pain. The patient rates his pain a 2, down from a 6 earlier. Which of the following best describes guided imagery?
A female patient is diagnosed with an acute myocardial infarction (MI). The patient is a young mother with two children and works full time as a secretary. When planning care for this patient, which of the following nursing diagnoses would the nurse identify as the priority diagnosis?
A nurse is preparing to give a suppository medication to a patient with diarrhea. What approach is best?
A brain dead patient is being considered for organ donation. The patient's driver's license states that he is an organ donor, but his family states that they cannot make the decision to let him die. Which statement by the RN is most appropriate?