Module 6 Study Guide

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MODULE 6 Study Guide for Post Test

1.
You are administering a flu vaccine to a patient. You perform hand hygiene, locate your site and swab with alcohol. You allow the alcohol to dry, uncap the needle and administer the injection. You dispose of the syringe and needle in the sharps container. Which of the following actions increased the risk for infection? A) You failed to cap the needle after the injection.

Feedback: INCORRECT
Clean gloves should be worn whenever administering an injection to reduce the risk of a secondary infection. To avoid an accidental needle stick you should not recap the needle after administering the injection. The needle safety device should be activated and/or the needle and syringe placed in a sharps container. To obtain maximum effectiveness, the alcohol should be allowed to dry prior to administering the injection. Taking the patient’s temperature would do nothing to prevent a secondary infection.

B) You allowed the alcohol to dry before administering the injection. Feedback: INCORRECT
Clean gloves should be worn whenever administering an injection to reduce the risk of a secondary infection. To avoid an accidental needle stick you should not recap the needle after administering the injection. The needle safety device should be activated and/or the needle and syringe placed in a sharps container. To obtain maximum effectiveness, the alcohol should be allowed to dry prior to administering the injection. Taking the patient’s temperature would do nothing to prevent a secondary infection.

C) You failed to assess the patient’s temperature.
Feedback: INCORRECT
Clean gloves should be worn whenever administering an injection to reduce the risk of a secondary infection. To avoid an accidental needle stick you should not recap the needle after administering the injection. The needle safety device should be activated and/or the needle and syringe placed in a sharps container. To obtain maximum effectiveness, the alcohol should be allowed to dry prior to administering the injection. Taking the patient’s temperature would do nothing to prevent a secondary infection.

D) You failed to apply clean gloves after performing hand hygiene. Feedback: CORRECT
Clean gloves should be worn whenever administering an injection to reduce the risk of a secondary infection. To avoid an accidental needle stick you should not recap the needle after administering the injection. The needle safety device should be activated and/or the needle and syringe placed in a sharps container. To obtain maximum effectiveness, the alcohol should be allowed to dry prior to administering the injection. Taking the patient’s temperature would do nothing to prevent a secondary infection.

Points Earned: | 0.0/1.0 | |
Correct Answer(s):| D|

2.
A 65-year-old, 61-kg patient, is ready for her annual flu vaccine that is delivered intramuscularly. What size needle would you use to administer this IM injection in the deltoid muscle of this patient? A) 25-gauge 3/8” needle

Feedback: INCORRECT
A 1” to 1.5” needle is used for IM injections in the deltoid. A 3/8” needle is used for intradermal injections. A 5/8” needle is used for subcutaneous injections.

B) 25-gauge 5/8” needle
Feedback: INCORRECT
A 1” to 1.5” needle is used for IM injections in the deltoid. A 3/8” needle is used for intradermal injections. A 5/8” needle is used for subcutaneous injections.

C) 25-gauge 1” needle
Feedback: CORRECT
A 1” to 1.5” needle is used for IM injections in the deltoid. A 3/8” needle is used for intradermal injections. A 5/8” needle is used for subcutaneous injections.

Points Earned: | 0.0/1.0 | |
Correct Answer(s):| C|

3.
You have just completed giving a patient her injection and are turning to deposit the syringe and uncovered needle into the sharps container. Suddenly her daughter runs between you and the sharps container. You stick the child with the needle. What should you do? A) Tell...
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