ati results report.docx - ATI Results Report Notes Conversions 1mg = 1,000 mcg 1g = 1,000 mg 1kg = 1,000 g 1 oz= 30 ml 1 L= 1,000 mL 1 tsp= 5 ml 1 tbsp=

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ATI Results Report Notes: Conversions: 1mg = 1,000 mcg 1g = 1,000 mg 1kg = 1,000 g 1 oz= 30 ml 1 L= 1,000 mL 1 tsp= 5 ml 1 tbsp= 3 tsp 1 kg= 2.2 lb Sub q/ IM injections: high soluble medications have rapid absorption (10-30 min), poorly sol- uble medications have slow absorption. Liquids/Elixirs administration: Follow directions for dilution and shaking. When adminis- tering the medication, pour it into a cup on a flat surface. Medication dose should be at the base of the line (meniscus). Transdermal: Wash with soap and water then dry before applying a new place. Place on a hairless area and rotate sites to prevent skin irritation. Instilling eye drops: Medical aseptic technique must be done. Patients should sit upright or lie supine, tilt their head slightly, and then look UP at the ceiling. Rest dominant hand on patient forward, hold the dropper under the conjunctival sac about 1 to 2 cm, drop the medication into the center of the sac, avoid placing it directly on the cornea, and have them close their eye gen- tly. If patient blinks during instillation, repeat the procedure again. Apply gentle pressure with your finger and a clean facial tissue on the nasolacrimal duct for 30 to 60 seconds to prevent systemic absorption of the med, if instilling multiple eye drops wait at least 5 minutes in be- tween. Eye ointment: apply a thin ribbon to the edge of the lower eyelid from the inner to the outer canthus. Ears: Medical aseptic technique. Have clients sit upright or lie on their side. For adults pull up and back. Children under 3 years down and back. Straighten the ear canal and hold the dropper 1 cm. above the ear. Instill the medication and the gently apply pressure with your finger to the tragus. DO NOT press a cotton ball deep into the ear canal, unless absolutely necessary place it in the outermost part of the ear canal.
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Nose: Medical aseptic technique. Nasal decongestant drops gently blow nose before instilla- tion. Patient should lie supine and use dominant hand in order to instill the drops, support head with the nondominant hand about 0.5 in above the nares. Instruct patients to breathe through the mouth and to stay in a supine position and not to blow their nose for 5 min after drop instil- lation. Inhaler: Hold inhaler 2 to 4 cm (1 to 2 in) near the front of your around or around the mouth- piece. Tilt head back slightly, press inhaler and begin a slow deep inhalation breath. Continue to breath slowly and deeply for 3-5 seconds for air passage. Hold breath for 10 seconds to allow medication to enter airways. Nasogastric and gastrostomy tubes: use liquid forms of medication; if not available crush medications if guidelines allow that. Do not administer sublingual meds. Do not crush prepared oral meds (extended/time-release, fluid-filled, enteric-coated). Administer each med separately.
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