December 24, 2011

NCLEX-RN Practice Question Challenge!

Correct Answer: 3

1: Port selection should be the one closest to the IV insertion site for three reasons: less dilution of the medication, the medication will move into the vascular system more readily and it is easier to assess if the catheter placement is correct by blood return
2: Tubing above the port should be occluded by pinching the tubing, thus stopping the IV solution flow while the medication is given
3: CORRECT | This ensures safe drug infusion ideally. The watch should have a second hand or digital readout. Many medications which are ordered as IV push or bolus need to be given slowly over several minutes
4: Not most important, patient teaching should be done regarding purpose of the medication and side effects to report