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Knowing how to work safely with insulin is critical. For each item below, mark either as “S” for “safe” or “U” for “unsafe”.
If your client’s insulin appears discolored, roll it between your palms before using it.
Verify the 5 Rights of Medication Administration three times before you administer insulin.
If an insulin vial has frost on it, warm it up by placing it next to a heater.
Use insulin for 28 days or until it expires, whichever comes first.
New or unused insulin should be stored in the refrigerator.
Put R (Raises) or L (Lowers) whether each factor below usually raises or lowers blood sugar.
More exercise than usual
Skipping a meal
Forgetting to take insulin
Drinking more alcohol than usual
When people have diabetes:
Reorder label the following parts of the syringe correctly: Example number 1. is needle cap: Fill in the rest: barrel, plunger top and dosage measurement line.
Knowing how to give an insulin injection safely is critical. For each item below, mark either as S for safe or U for unsafe.
Always use an insulin syringe to administer insulin.
Diabetes can lead to serious health problems. Damage to small blood vessels can lead to all of the following except:
State how many times the 5 Rights of Medication Administration must be verified when you administer insulin:
Your client’s individualized Target Range:
Some of the steps for giving an insulin injection are listed below. Put the steps in the order that they should be completed. Step 1 is ___ Select the right answer.
a. Hold a fold of skin between your fingers.
b. Quickly poke the needle fully into the fold of the skin at a 90° angle.
c. Clean the skin of the injection site with an alcohol wipe.
d. Release the fold of skin.
e. Put on gloves.
f. While holding the syringe in place, push the syringe plunger all the way
down using a firm, smooth motion.
All of the following are symptoms of high blood sugar except:
After giving an insulin injection, immediately put the used syringe into the Sharps container:
Write your answer to the question in the space provided.
The blood sugar range that is considered normal (2 or more hours after eating) is:
If your client is alert and has symptoms of high blood sugar, what is the first action you should take?
Write your answer to the following questions in the space provided.
If your client is non-responsive, what action should you take immediately::
All of the following are symptoms of low blood sugar except:
A person’s usual insulin dose can cause blood sugar to become dangerously low when combined with:
Name the 5 Rights of Medication Administration: Write your answers to the following questions in the space provided: Right 1) is
Write your answer to the following question in the space provided:
The main risk to think about when administering insulin is:
Write your answer to the following questions in the space provided:
Blood sugar that is below mg/dl is considered too low.
If your client is alert and has symptoms of low blood sugar, the first action you should take is: