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1

1 mg = _____mcg?

1000 mcg in a mg

2

19 gauge needle is

1 1/2 inch length

3

20 gauge needle is

1 inch length

4

21 gauge needle is

1 inch length

5

23 gauge needle is

1 inch length

6

25 gauge needle is

5/8 inch length

7

The smaller the # of the gauge..

the larger the diameter

Ex: 19 G has larger diameter than 25 G

8

What are the 7 med. routes

Oral
Topical
IV
IM
Intradermal
Sub-q
Parenteral (tube feed)

9

Angle for IM injection

90 degree

10

Angle for Sub-q injection

45-90 degrees

11

Angle for Intradermal injection

15 degree

12

Most desired med. route? Why?

Oral. Easiest.

13

Quickest med. route? Why?

IV. Direct into blood stream.

14

Standing or routine med. order

Used until med. is gone or discontinued

15

Single med. order

One time use

16

Now med. order

Needed quickly but not immediately (STAT)

17

prn med. order

As needed

18

STAT med. order

Needed immediately

19

Prescription med. order

Taken outside hospital

Ex: home antibiotic (must finish whole prescription).

20

Adverse effect (reaction)

Undesired, unintended, unpredictable response to med.

21

Side effect

Predicted & unavoidable effect

Ex: Methotrexate makes me nauseous

22

Toxic effect

Too much med. in blood stream 2/2 prolonged intake.

Ex: Methotrexate is neurotoxin

23

Idiosyncratic reaction

Different reaction to med. than anticipated.

Ex: child on Benadryl is agitated or excited instead of drowsy.

24

Allergic reaction

Med. acts as antigen causing body to release antibodies.

25

Anaphlactic reaction

Severe & life threatening reaction to med. Constriction of airways, edema in larynx/pharynx, shortness of breath w/ wheezing.

26

1 g =______mg?

1000 mg in a g