Test Your Knowledge Over Medication Administration

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Test Your Knowledge Over Medication Administration

There is a degree of confidence that a patient puts in the medical practitioners that take care of him and this therefore would paint a bad picture if they are improperly diagnosed and treated. Test your knowledge on safe administration of medications by taking this medical administration quiz. Choose the MOST correct answer and ensure you keep refreshing your memory by taking more quizzes.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Mr. Smith is to receive 0.25 mgms of Digoxin once daily for a heart rate greater that 50 beats per minute.  It is supplied to you from the pharmacy in .50 mgm tablets.  How will you proceed to administer this medication? Choose the most correct answer.
    • A. 

      Break the tablet in half and administer to Mr. Smith.

    • B. 

      Ensure the tablet is scored, break it in half, take Mr. Smiths pulse to ensure it is greater than 50, check the dose with another nurse and then administer drug, staying with Mr. Smith until he has swallowed the pill.

    • C. 

      Call the pharmacy and ask them to supply the right dose

    • D. 

      Call the physician to see if the dose can be increased to 0.50 mgms so that it will be easier to administer.

  • 2. 
    1. Mr. Smith wants to know more about his drug.  You will tell him what regarding his daily Digoxin dose?  
     
    • A. 

      He should take it regularly once a day. He should never skip a dose.

    • B. 

      Digoxin slows and strengthens the beat of his heart, he should take his pulse daily and inform his doctor if he finds it lower that 50 beats per minute.

    • C. 

      Digoxin slows and strengthens the beat of his heart, he should take his pulse daily and inform his doctor if he finds it lower that 50 beats per minute. Any dizziness or lightheadedness should be reported right away. He should take his dose every day at approximately the same time.

    • D. 

      You don't know much about this drug but you will ask the doctor to talk to him.

  • 3. 
    1. Who are the people you should clarify an order with if you are unsure of how to proceed? 
    • A. 

      The person ordering the drug, the pharmacist or your supervisor.

    • B. 

      Your co-worker or team member

    • C. 

      Your nursing instructor as you are still a student.

    • D. 

      No one, you think you have the right dose.

  • 4. 
    1. Mrs. Jackson is taking Amoxil 500 mgms, three times per day.  The bottle she receives from her pharmacists says she must complete the entire course of treatment.  She is your neighbour.  She tells you she feels so much better and after three days has stopped taking her medication because she does not need it any more.  What will you tell her regarding this?
     
    • A. 

      She is right, if she feels better she can stop. She can save for the next time she feels unwell.

    • B. 

      Medication should be taken as directed and if she does not finish the entire course of medication she is likely to have a recurrence and the drug will become ineffective. You can warn her that "superbugs" that are resistant to antibiotics were created in part by incorrect use of antibiotics.

    • C. 

      Three days is never long enough for a treatment. She should use it for at least seven days.

    • D. 

      You should not comment on this as Mrs. Jackson is only your neighbour, not a friend and you don't want to interfere.

  • 5. 
    Mrs. Jay receives Fentanyl 50 mgms patch every 72 hours.  You are washing Mrs. Jay and notice the patch is not adhering to the skin.  What should you do?  
    • A. 

      Put some adhesive tape on it and carry on with the bath.

    • B. 

      Document this when you are charting later.

    • C. 

      Place some tape over the patch to ensure it stays on. Determine if Mrs. Jay is having any pain as poor contact can lead to poor absorption of the drug. Document your findings. You will follow up throughout your shift to ensure that Mrs. Jay is receiving full benefit from her drug.

    • D. 

      Remove the patch and have replace it with a new one and change the dates it is to be administered. The three day cycle will now be different.

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