Infection, volume of intravenous fluid to be
administered, and the renal condition of the patient
are all considerations involved in the intravenous
administration of drugs. Bearing these
considerations in mind, answer the following
QUESTION: A patient who has undergone three
days of intravenous therapy has shown the signs of
an infection. You believe the infection has resulted
from the intravenous therapy. State three possible
sources of the responsible microorganisms based
upon your suspicions.
Solution to Frame 59
QUESTION: A patient has been administered
2,500 ml of a hyperalimentation solution, one gram
of an antibiotic administered piggyback in 300 ml of
The intravenous solutions.
intravenous solution, and 800 ml of Lactated
Ringer's solution during a 24-hour period of time.
The adminisration sets.
Was this patient administered too much
intravenous fluid during this 24-hour period?
The administration site.
b. It depends.