What action should the nurse take before administering these medications? Prochlorperazine maleate (Compazine) 10 mg IM is ordered for a client. The client is also to receive butorphanol (Stadol) 2 mg IM.
A. Obtain respirations and temperature. B. Dilute with 9 ml of NS. C. Draw the medications in separate syringes. D. Verify the route of administration.
Strategy: All answers are implementations. Determine the outcome of each answer choice. Is it desired?
(1) should monitor blood pressure and heart rate for orthostatic hypotension; respiration and temperature are not as high a priority
(3) correctCompazine should be considered incompatible in a syringe with all other medications