Post Assessment Quiz - Medication Administration

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Post Assessment Quiz - Medication Administration

The following quiz should be taken after completion of each of the learning activities in the learning contract. A screen shot of your completed quiz score should be taken and pasted into a MS Word doc. And submitted to the instructor.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A nurse prepares an injection of morphine (Duramorph) to give to a client who reports pain. Prior to administering the medication, the nurse is called to another room to assist another client onto a bedpan. This nurse then asks a second nurse to give the injection so that she can help the client needing the bedpan. Which of the following actions should the second nurse take?
    • A. 

      Offer to assist the client needing the bedpan.

    • B. 

      Give the injection prepared by the other nurse.

    • C. 

      Prepare another syringe and give the injection.

    • D. 

      Tell the client needing the bedpan she will have to wait for her nurse.

  • 2. 
    A medication can be administered up to 2 hours following the ordered administration time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of the following nursing actions may prevent medication errors?
    • A. 

      Taking all medications out of the unit-dose wrappers before entering the client’s room.

    • B. 

      Checking with the provider when a single dose requires administration of multiple tablets.

    • C. 

      Giving the prescribed medication and then looking up the usual dosage range.

    • D. 

      Relying on another nurse to clarify a medication prescription.

  • 4. 
    When implementing medication therapy, the nurse’s responsibilities include prescribing the correct dose and administering the correct amount.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A nurse should use the nursing process when administering medications to prevent errors.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The nurse should question the provider if the prescription is unclear or seems inappropriate for the client’s condition. Refuse to give a medication if it is believed to be unsafe and notify the charge nurse or supervisor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Clients have the right to refuse to take a medication. If that should occur the nurse should determine the reason for refusal, provide information regarding the risk of refusal, notify appropriate health care personnel, and document the refusal and actions taken.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Medication prescriptions are written on the client’s medical record by the provider or a nurse who takes a verbal or telephone prescription from a provider. If the nurse writes a medication prescription on the client’s medical record, facility policy specifies how much time the provider has in which to sign the prescription (48 hr). Medication prescriptions are transcribed to the medication administration record (MAR) by a nurse or other health care provider.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A PRN prescription stipulates at what dosage, what frequency, and under what conditions a medication may be given. The nurse uses clinical judgment to determine the client’s need for the medication. For example, a PRN prescription instructs the nurse to give morphine (Duramorph) 2 mg IVP Q1H PRN for chest pain.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    A contraindication is an undesired, inadvertent, and unexpected dangerous effects of the medication. Contraindications are usually identified according to body system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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