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Question:75 The nurse is gathering equipment for an arterial puncture. She has gathered the following equipment: heparin solution of 1,000 IU per ml, sterile gauze, betadine wipes, sterile needle, and syringe. What has the nurse forgotten? A. Container of ice water. B. Alcohol wipes. C. Tourniquet. D. Requisition form. Answer:A The urse has forgotten to gather a container for ice water. An arterial blood sample is placed in a container of ice water to keep blood gasses from escaping. The sample should be transported to the lab in the container of ice water and analyzed within ten minutes of being collected. A tourniquet is not required for arterial punctures, because of arterial pressure. Tincture of iodine is used to cleanse the puncture site. Question:76 The nurse is aware that their hospital has a policy that allows nursing aides to remove intravenous lines while on the surgical unit. The nurse delegates this task to the aide and the intravenous catheter is removed incorrectly. Who is responsible for this mistake?