Oxygen administered by nasal cannula ususually has flow rates between
1-4 liters per minute
There should be no smoking, sparks, or flames in an area where oxygen is being administered, because:
Oxygen is flammable, it increases the opportunity for a fire and the rate at which it can spread, and it could potentially cause an explosion
Proper positioning of the NG tube is measured from ear to nose and then nose to the:
The appropriate treatment for a collapsed lung would be:
a chest tube
Indications of a bad IV might be:
Swelling in the area of the site, the appearance of a red line, and the skin is warm or red around the site.
A Foley catheter is described as
A catheter with an inflatable balloon, and is used for urinary drainage, and as a gastronomy tube.
A pulse oximeter is a device used to measure:
oxygen saturation of arterial blood in tissue.
The amount of electrodes are applied to the patient's chest when telemetry is used:
The tube through which urine passes when it is eliminated from the body is the:
A gastrostomy tube is:
Inserted through the abdominal wall and is used for feedings
When caring for a patient receiving an intravenous infusion:
Keep the bag of solution above the infusion site
The catheter drainage bag should be positioned:
Below the level of the bladder
A condom catheter is a/an:
External drainage system
The inability to control the passage of urine from the bladder is:
When caring for a patient who has an NG tube in place, you need to:
Find out if the tube is to be reconnected to suction, if so, the amount of pressure needed, and Take Care not to dislodge the tube
When caring for a patient who has a chest tube with water sealed drainage, what must you remember?
The water seal must be maintained at all times
If you are caring for a patient who has a tissue drain in place, you must:
Prevent tension on the drain and use surgical aseptic technique if in direct contact with the drain.
Signs and symptoms that indicates a patients need for oropharyngeal suctioning are:
Dyspnea, signs of respiratory distress, and audible rattling and gurgling sounds from the patient's throat.
There are 3 types of tissue drains; name them in order from largest to smallest:
Hemovac, Jackson-Pratt, Penrose
A Salem sump NG tube:
Has a double lumen and one is left open to air
IV lines are placed. . .
in a vein.
100% oxygen administration is potentially. . .
toxic to the patient over a long period of time.
Oxygen is considered a
drug, therefore it requires the appropriate authorization for its administration.
A nasogastric tube has. . .
no diagnostic function, it is only for evacuating stomach contents or delivering medications and nutritional supplements.
One reason a chest tube is inserted is to
decrease the thoracic pressure.
IV solution being administered should
always be 18-24 inches above the patients IV site.
Infiltration of an IV is when it is being
NOT appropriately administered.
A straight catheter can be used for
the collection of a sterile urine specimen.
Patients with an NG tube must be
This is considered to be a drug and must be administered as such.
This method is used to place a coronary stent.
Once inserted, this type of device makes speaking difficult.
Levin, Sump, and Cantor are examples of this.
Many of these devices use negative pressure in order to collect fluid.
This device would be used to drain a hemothorax.
This procedure is used to determine if the patient is in normal sinus rhythm
This device is put in place by performing a thoracotomy
Patients undergoing this may be on telemetry
This procedure has a high likelihood of causing nosocomial infections
These are used to keep varying surgical sites clear of fluid
A straight or foley are examples of this type of tube
This device is put in place by a surgical incision into the airway
This can be observed in a 3 lead or 12 lead configuration.
A nasal cannula would be used to administer this?
This technique carries with it the risk of infiltration.
This device is most often started by threading it down the nasopharynx
This method involves gaining access to the veins on the hand or arm.
This device accesses the stomach via a surgically created opening.
A special contrast is injected through this to visualize the coronary arteries