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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.

This question is part of NCLEX-RN 150 Practice Questions
Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Aug 08, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Jan 19, 2017

Draw the medications in separate syringes.

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 (2) inappropriate (3) correctCompazine should be considered incompatible in a syringe with all other medications (4) unnecessary
 

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