Self-Test: I.V. therapy challenge

July 2007 
Volume 37  Number 7
Pages 65 - 66
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These signs and symptoms most likely indicate a. fluid excess. c. hyperkalemia. b. fluid deficit. d. hypokalemia. 2. An I.V. solution with an osmolality higher than that of serum is called a. isotonic. c. hypertonic. b. hypotonic. d. ionic. 3. An example of an isotonic I.V. solution is a. dextrose 5% and 0.45% sodium chloride. b. 25% albumin. c. dextrose10% and water. d. 5% albumin. 4. What's a disadvantage of using the median antecubital vein as an I.V. site? a. It limits you to using smaller-gauge sizes. b. It decreases wrist movement. c. It infiltrates easily. d. The patient has to maintain his elbow joint in extension. 5. If you detect signs of infection when you change your patient's peripheral I.V. dressing, the most important initial nursing intervention would be to a. notify the patient's health care provider (HCP). b. redress ...

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