2. Indicate the type of tubing that should be selected for
the following IV therapy orders:
|D5 1/2 NS 1000 cc q8h|
3. When should an intravenous solution be delivered via
pump instead of gravity?
4. What is the percentage of sodium chloride (NaCl) in normal
saline (NS) or physiological saline solution (PSS)?
5. What is the percentage of sodium chloride (NaCl) in 1/2
6. When spiking an IV bag, the spike touches the outside
of the IV bag. What is the most appropriate action?
7. What should be included in the assessment of an intravenous
8. What the actual and potential nursing diagnoses for a
patient receiving intravenous fluid therapy?
9. How often should an intravenous infusion bag set at a
KVO rate be changed? (See an IV therapy book for this information)
10. How high should an IV bag be placed above the patient?
11. Where in relation to the primary (P) bag is the piggyback (PB) bag hung if the infusion is via gravity. Circle the correct relationship.
12. Describe the major complications of IV therapy.
13. Is flushing blocked IVs permissible? Why or why not?
14. How often should IV tubing be changed?
15. A patient's IV infiltrated this morning. The IV
site is red and indurated. What is the most appropriate treatment
at this time?
16. How should IV therapy be documented in a narrative note?
17. How would you determine the length of time for administering
an intermittent infusion of an antibiotic?
18. What are symptoms of an air embolism? How should the
patient be positioned if the nurse suspects an air embolism?
19. A patient with a central catheter is being assisted to turn
to a more comfortable position when the IV tubing becomes disconnected
from the catheter. What action should be taken by the nurse to prevent
20. A patient receiving D5W at 100 cc per hour was reported
to have 1000 cc in the bag at 7 AM. At 9 AM, there is 950 cc in the
bag. What observations nd interventions should be made?
21. Indicate whether gloves are necessary for the following procedures
related to IV therapy:
|Changing an IV bag|
|Adding an IVPB bag via a secondary set to the primary IV tubing|
|Connecting an IVPB bag via a primary tubing to a capped angiocath|
|Converting an IV to a capped angiocath|
|Removing an IV catheter|
|Changing the dressing for an IV catheter|
The following questions should be completed after the laboratory and turned into your clinical instructor.
22. How many calories are provided in 1000 cc of D5W?
23. A patient is getting two different IVPB antibiotics.
Is it permissible to use the same secondary infusion set?
Why or why not?
24. A patient's IV tubing disconnects from the catheter and blood
is leaking all over the floor. What is the most appropriate action?
25. A patient is receiving IV therapy via a gravity drip.
The bag ran dry and air is halfway down the tubing.
Is the patient in danger
of getting an air embolus at this point?
How would you get the air
out of the tubing before infusing the next bag?
What might happen if you
didn't act quickly?
26. A patient has two intermittent infusions ordered for the same time at 8 AM:
2 G IVPB q6h 8 AM - 2 PM - 8 PM - 2 AM
metronidazole 500 mg. IVPB q8h 8 AM - 4 PM- 12 AM
The patient has only one
IV site. What should be done to make sure that both medications are
infused on time at 8 AM?
27. How often and with what solution should a capped angiocath
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