Just wondering if anyone can help me answer this question that we had on finals this week--
A patient has liver disease and you have orders to administer an IM injection, which of the following will you implement?
A. Do not use deltoid for injection site
B. Use a glass syringe, not plastic
C. Use betadine to cleanse the injection site
D. Apply pressure to injection site for a longer period
I chose C--my rationale was that the alcohol prep would absorb into system
My other classmate chose D--their rationale was that the liver is not making the clotting factors correctly.
Which one would you have chosen, or could they both be right?
I would really appreciate your opinions--
Aug 10, '02
I would have put D as well. When your taking these nursing tests its easy to over analyze and miss a question you already knew
Last edit by Nicunurse_RN on May 2, '04