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All of the following are symptoms of low blood sugar except:
When using the Rule of 15, you give a client 15 grams of glucose and then:
A person’s usual insulin dose can cause blood sugar to become dangerously low when combined with:
Write your answer to the following question in the space provided:
Name the 5 Rights of Medication Administration:
The main risk to think about when administering insulin is:
Write your answers to the following questions in the space provided:
Blood sugar that is below is 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:
If your client has low blood sugar and her speech is very slurred, the action you should take immediately is:
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.
Evaluation: Follow the directions written for each exercise below:
Identify whether each factor below usually raises or lowers blood sugar. Put either an ‘R’ (Raises) or ‘L’ (Lowers) in the space provided.
More exercise than usual.
Skipping a meal.
Forgetting to take insulin.
Drinking more alcohol than usual.