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safety issues. The MedWatch program does not accredit new medical facilities and hospitals. This is the responsibility of JCAHO. MedWatch is not responsible for reporting medication errors. Question 24 1 out of 1 points In response to a patient's nausea, the nurse has mixed a dose of an antiemetic with 50 mL of sterile normal saline and will administer the dose by IV piggyback. What is the rationale for the use of IV piggyback?
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Response Feedback: When the patient receives continuous IV fluids and is also receiving intermittent IV drug therapy, the drug is normally given through a secondary IV tubing. When a secondary IV tubing is used to administer an IV drug, the tubing is added to the main line tubing, usually at a Y port. Adding secondary tubing is called “piggybacking” because the tubing with the drug rides on top of the primary fluid tubing. Failure to adhere to a prescribed regimen, unstable electrolyte levels, and need for continuous monitoring are not rationales for the use of an IV piggyback. Question 25 1 out of 1 points A home health nurse notes that there have been changes to a patient's oral drug regimen. The nurse will closely monitor the new drug regimen to Response Feedback: Changes in the drug regimen may cause changes in drug absorption and thereby decrease the anticipated drug effect. This decrease is due to the prevention of binding and loss of absorption and overall drug effectiveness. A change in the drug regimen would not help a nurse to track the route of metabolism or determine the speed of chelation. If any adverse effect were to occur as a result of a drug regimen change, it would not necessarily be immunotoxicity; it could also be nephrotoxicity, ototoxicity, or cardiotoxicity.
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