EXERCISES, LESSON 5
INSTRUCTIONS: The following exercises are to be answered by marking the lettered
response that best answers the question or best completes the incomplete statement or
by writing the answer in the space provided.
After you have completed all the exercises, turn to "Solutions to Exercises" at the
end of the lesson and check your answers.
An intravenous admixture is best described as an intravenous:
a. Product which is at least 1,000 milliliters in volume.
b. Solution which has one or more drugs added to it.
Solution which contains only water and a high concentration of glucose.
d. Product which is not prepared in the pharmacy.
Which of the following statements best describes a precaution pertaining to
intravenous fluid therapy?
a. All intravenous solutions must be visually checked for the presence of bacteria
before the solution is administered.
b. An intravenous product with visible particulate matter can be administered to a
patient if the product is filtered immediately prior to administration.
Two chemicals which are known to be incompatible can be mixed in an
intravenous solution as long as no visible particulate matter is observed.
d. Some intravenous solutions, because of their pH or concentration, may cause
irritation to the vein in which they are administered.
Select the possible complication associated with intravenous fluid therapy.
Nausea and vomiting.
d. Cardiac arrest.