1. You are caring for an elderly patient who is complaining of pain, severe nausea, and who has difficulty swallowing. In addition to intravenous medication administration, what route of medication delivery might be beneficial for this patient to achieve pain relief? Please provide rationale for your selection.
2. Which of the following transdermal medication administration actions are correct? (Select all that apply).
- The nurse may apply heat to all medication patches to help aid absorption of the medication.
- When placing a patch, the nurse should press the patch firmly to the skin to ensure adequate adherence.
- Gloves are required for patch application and removal.
- Transdermal patches may be placed directly into the trash.
- Date and location of patch application should be promptly documented in the medication administration record (MAR).
Test your clinical judgment with an NCLEX Next Generation-style question: Chapter 16, Assignment 1.
Test your clinical judgment with an NCLEX Next Generation-style question: Chapter 16, Assignment 2.