I am starting the nursing program in August, but am currrently taking Pharmacology online, which I am struggling with a little. I am very much a people-person and I feel pretty isolated stuck behind a computer all day, plus I have no nursing experience, which is why I need to glean some of your wisdom, as I have been posed with the following question:
"A nurse is caring for a 56 year-old diabetic client. At 1100 a fingerstick test shows this client's blood glucose level to be 250mg/dl. In response, the physician orders regular insulin 200 units to be given subcutaneously stat. The insulin is available in 100 units/ml, and the U-100 syringe is designed to hold a maximum of 100 units.
Should the nurse prepare and administer the dosage as ordered?
Why or why not?
Provide a detailed analysis of your answer."
So there it is.................. advice please anyone? I would be eternally grateful!
Bless you and thanks!!
May 17, '03
Hey, you know a lot more than you think you do. Trust me!
That's what nursing school is for! To make you feel utterly incompetent, give you a diploma, and shove you out in the world. They're paid to prepare you for dealing with doctors, who pay THEIR schools to teach THEM how to treat US like morons. It's win-win, you know?
Good luck with your class.
Last edit by NICU_Nurse on May 18, '03