Scalp veins are often used as venipuncture sites for:
a. Elderly persons.
d. Adult males.
The death of an intravenous therapy patient could easily result from:
a. Using peripheral catheters.
b. Using a small bore needle.
d. An air embolism.
6. The physician's order states that 500 milliliters of D5W should be infused over a
four-hour period. Your infusion set delivers fifteen drops per milliliter. You will set
the drip rate for ____ drops per minute.
7. The nurse started the intravenous infusion hurriedly just before you arrived. When
you walk in, he hands you the patient's chart, telling you to check and possibly
reset the drip rate while he administers medication. The administration set is
giving ten drops per milliliter. The physician has ordered that the patient receive
one thousand milliliters of the intravenous solution over a four-hour period. The
drip rate is now set at thirty-five drops per milliliter. You should reset the drip rate
to ____ drops per milliliter.
d. Leave the drip rate as now set.