A Quiz On Sodium Bicarbonate! Trivia

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A Quiz On Sodium Bicarbonate! Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the indication for Sodium Bicarbonate?
    • A. 

      Hyperkalemia

    • B. 

      Tricyclic and phenobarbital overdose

    • C. 

      Intubated patient with continued long arrest interval, pulseless electrical activity

    • D. 

      Pretreatment for a patient with decreased renal function that will be receiving IV contrast dye

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    The contraindications for Sodium Bicarbonate is a pre-existing alkalosis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What are some adverse effects of Sodium Bicarbonate?
    • A. 

      Metabolic alkalosis

    • B. 

      Hypoxia

    • C. 

      Seizure

    • D. 

      Hyperosmolality

    • E. 

      Acute Hypokalemia

    • F. 

      May worsen CHF

    • G. 

      Rise in intracellular PCO2 and increased tissue acidosis

  • 4. 
    Medical consultation is required before administering Sodium Bicarbonate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What is the adult dose for Sodium Bicarbonate?
    • A. 

      1 mEq/kg IV initially with 0.5 mEq/kg at 10 minute intervals

    • B. 

      10 mg/kg

    • C. 

      50 mg/kg

    • D. 

      1 mcg/kg IV initially with 0.5 mcg/kg at 10 minute intervals

  • 6. 
    What is the pediatric dose for Sodium Bicarbonate for a patient less than 1-year-old?
    • A. 

      0.5 mEq/kg IV/IO

    • B. 

      1 mEq/kg IV/IO diluted (1:1) with LR

    • C. 

      1mcg/kg IV/IO

    • D. 

      Not indicate

  • 7. 
    What is the adult dose for Sodium Bicarbonate for a hyperkalemic patient?
    • A. 

      50 mEq slow (over 5 minutes) IV then initiate a drip of 100 mEq Sodium Bicarbonate in 1000 mL LR to run over 30-60 minutes

    • B. 

      50 mcg/kg slow (over 5 minutes) IV then initiate a drip of 100 mcg Sodium Bicarbonate in 1000 mL LR to run over 30 minutes

    • C. 

      10 mg/kg IV/IO

    • D. 

      5 mg/kg IV/IO

  • 8. 
    What is the pediatric dose for Sodium Bicarbonate for a hyperkalemic patient?
    • A. 

      0.5 mcg/kg IV/IO

    • B. 

      1mcg/kg IV/IO

    • C. 

      1 mEq/kg (over 5 minutes) IV/IO. For patient less than 1, dilute (1:1) with LR

    • D. 

      0.5 mEq/kg IV/IO

  • 9. 
    When administering Sodium Bicarbonate and other medication through the same IV line, the line should be flushed before and after administering Sodium  Bicarbonate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Sodium Bicarbonate is in what class of drug?
    • A. 

      Buffer

    • B. 

      Alkalinizing agent

    • C. 

      Electrolyte supplement

    • D. 

      All of the above

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