Here is a question from page 429 of Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination
, 3rd edition, by Linda Anne Silvestri:
Ribavirin (Virazole) is prescribed for a hospitalized child with respiratory syncytial virus. The nurse prepares to administer this medication via which of the following routes?
- Oxygen tent
Answer and strategy (page 431): 3
Rationale: Ribavirin (Virazole) is an antiviral respiratory medication used mainly in hospitalized children with severe RSV. Administration is via hood, face mask, or oxygen tent. Ribavirin is not administered subcutaneously, intramuscularly, or orally.
Test-Taking Strategy: Use the process of eliminating. Recalling that this medication is aerosolized will direct you to option #3. If you are unfamiliar with this medication, review its method of administration.
Level of Cognitive Ability: Application
Client Needs: Physiological Integrity
Integrated Processs: Nursiing Process--planning
Reference: Wong, D., Hockenberry-Eaton, M. (2000). Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing
(6th ed. p. 842). St. Louis: Mosby.