1. A home care nurse is assessing a geriatric client. What is the most common cause of medication errors in noninstitutionalized geriatric clients?
a. Knowledge deficit
b. Poor vision
2. Which drug delivery system relieves the nurse of the responsibility for transcribing the medication order?
a. Floor stock
c. Individual prescription
3. Before administering the evening dose of a prescribed medication, the nurse on the evening shift finds an unlabeled, filled syringe in the client's medication drawer. What should the nurse do?
a. Discard the syringe to avoid a medication error.
b. Obtain a label for the syringe from the pharmacy
c. Use the syringe because it looks like it contains the same medication the nurse was prepared to give.
d. Call the day nurse to verify the contents of the syringe
4. The nurse is assisting with a subclavian vein central line insertion when the client's oxygen saturation rapidly drops. He complains of shortness of breath and becomes tachypneic. The nurse suspects a pneumothorax has developed. Further assessment findings supporting the presence of a pneumothorax include:
a. diminished or absent breath sounds on the affected side
b. paradoxical chest wall movement with respirations
c. tracheal deviation to the unaffected side.
d. muffled or distant heart sounds.
5. When monitoring a client's central venous pressure (CVP), the nurse knows that a normal CVP measurement is:
a. 2 cm water.
b. 1 mm Hg.
c. 10 mm Hg.
d. 5 cm water.