What are the correct answers? - page 2
Which is absorbed more quickly via the oral route? A. liquid B. powder c. tablet d. capsule If during an emergency a physician asks you for your password to the drug cart you should a. say no... Read More
Feb 6, '13Quote from SparrowfeatherAnytime a question asks you if you should give out your password, the answer is no. This question is trying to trick you by saying "in an emergency."Thank you all for your answers. These were test questions that I couldn't find in my book and not homework. Number 2 still has me perplexed though I like your reasoning music in my heart.
In reality, the doctor isn't going to be pulling or dispensing drugs in an emergency and anyone who's supposed to have access to the pyxis has access to it.
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Feb 6, '13Quote from ixchelThe thing is, you don't give a medication for a diagnosis, you give a medication for an indication.We're learning that its the 6 rights, with emphasis on the fact that the 6th (right reason) is a fairly new addition. It does make sense that that should be checked because if the drug is totally unrelated to the diagnosis, you would know to question the order, just in case there was an error.
Feb 7, '13Quote from ixchelWe learned seven:We're learning that its the 6 rights, with emphasis on the fact that the 6th (right reason) is a fairly new addition. It does make sense that that should be checked because if the drug is totally unrelated to the diagnosis, you would know to question the order, just in case there was an error.
Right to refuse
Feb 7, '13Quote from SparrowfeatherThis reminds me of the study somebody did that asked children, "If your mother tells you never, never, never do something.... how long is that?"I put A. B and then A.B.C.D. For #2 I put B because I was told to never give out a password but I thought in an emergency I should make an exception & I said to notify the proper authorities just because I thought they should know.
Four-year-olds gave answers like, "Today," or "An hour."
Nine-year-olds say, "Four days."
Twelve-year-olds say, "A week."
Adults: Never means, NEVER. If it's an emergency, you get it. You never, never give your pw to anyone. There are no exceptions.This is a common question and your answer ("I'd make an exception in an emergency") is enough to eliminate you.
Feb 7, '13Quote from SparrowfeatherWhat do you find perplexing?Number 2 still has me perplexed though I like your reasoning music in my heart.
Docs don't generally give meds... and when they do (e.g. pushing propofol or local anesthesia), they're either pulling it from their own med cart or they request it from the nurses or clinical pharmacists.
Having worked in facilities on both ends of the size spectrum, and one in the middle, I've never encountered a situation where a doc would ever need to access the med cart. Sometimes, another nurse will pull the med and hand it off to the bedside nurse (treatment rooms can get very crowded) but that's still pulled under the name/PW of the nurse actually opening the drawer with the administration documented under the name of the nurse who actually gave the med.
It's for very good reason that the folks pulling/giving the meds are different than the ones ordering the meds... it provides another step of accountability and control of controlled substances.
Like the word 'always,' the word 'never' is an absolute - otherwise there would be a preceding conditional.