When giving an IM influenza vaccine, the nurse should insert the needle at what angle?
•IM injections should be administered at a 90-degree angle using a quick motion.
•An intradermal injection should be given at a 15-degree angle.
•A subcutaneous injection should be given at a 45-degree or 90-degree angle.
When a small fire is discovered on the unit, the nurse rescues any patients in immediate danger and activates the alarm. To appropriately respond to this emergency, what is involved in the next step?
A ten-year-old patient is admitted after sustaining a broken arm in a snowmobile accident. Which of the following should be consulted?
Which nursing diagnosis reflects the highest priority for an 80-year old client admitted to the hospital with new atrial fibrillation?
Regarding the most recent US government guidelines that accompany MyPlate as a nutrition guide, which of the following is recommended regarding the grain food group?
A nurse notices at the start of the shift that a patient's IV antibiotic scheduled to be given six hours ago is still hanging on the patient's IV pole. The pump is turned off and the tubing is not connected to the patient. The antibiotic is documented as given on the MAR by the previous nurse. What is the first thing the nurse should do?
A nurse is preparing to administer IV fluids that lower serum osmolarity and pull fluid into the intracellular space. Which fluid should the nurse administer?
A severe flood has reduced road access to a hospital and has created a staff shortage. A busy orthopedic unit only has one RN, three LPNs, and two nursing assistants. Which of the following nursing delivery systems is best suited for this staff shortage?
The nurse coming on for the evening shift receives report that one of the patients on the psychiatric unit is in 4-point restraints. Which of the following is true regarding assessment of the patient?
A patient has been diagnosed with renal failure and has spent the last week in the hospital. The patient's employer calls the unit and asks for the patient's diagnosis for insurance purposes. How can the nurse best respond?
A nurse is reviewing a physician order for a medication that she does not recognize. After the nurse looks up the medication in a drug reference with no success, what should she do next?
A patient in a long-term care facility has been increasingly disruptive and difficult to manage, crying loudly about wanting to leave and running in the halls at times. He is not aggressive but is loud and rude to staff. Since dinner is about to be served, one of the nurses on the unit suggests giving him a dose of Temazepam (Restoril) PRN that is ordered for sleep to calm him down so they can manage the milieu easier. Which of the following would be the appropriate nursing action?