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Davis Edge Question of the Week #28

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Question:
The nurse is reviewing the red blood cells lab reports of several children who completed their treatment regimens to improve their anemia. Which child‘s condition is most improved due to the treatment?

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Question Options:
1.) Child 1
2.) Child 2
3.) Child 3
4.) Child 4

Correct Option/Answers: 2

Rationale:
Option 1: Child 1 shows decreased levels of mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular hemoglobin, mean cell hemoglobin concentration, and reticulocyte count.
Option 2: The normal red cell lab values in children are:
Mean corpuscular volume: 79-95 µm3
Mean corpuscular hemoglobin: 25-3 pg/cell
Mean cell hemoglobin concentration: 31%-37% Hgb [g]/dl RBC
Reticulocyte count: 0.5%-1.5%
The red cell lab values of Child 2 are normal and indicate that the child has received effective treatment.
Option 3: The laboratory reports of Child 3 show decreased levels of mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular hemoglobin, mean cell hemoglobin concentration, and reticulocyte count.
Option 4: Child 4 has decreased levels of mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular hemoglobin, mean cell hemoglobin concentration, and reticulocyte count.

Davis Edge Question of the Week #27

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Question:
A nurse is assessing four student nurses while adding sterile solution to the sterile field. Which student nurse’s action is correct?

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Question Options:
1.) Student A
2.) Student B
3.) Student C
4.) Student D

Correct Option/Answers: 3

Rationale:
Option 1: The student nurse should hold the sterile solution 4 to 6 inches above the sterile field. Pouring the sterile solution from 9 inches would lead to splashing, which in turn contaminates the sterile field.
Option 2: Student B should not store the sterile solution for further use. Reusing the opened container will lead to contamination.
Option 3: Student C’s action is correct. The sterile bowl should be placed at the corner of the sterile field, which would prevent the nurse from reaching over and contaminating the field.
Option 4: Student D should wear the gloves after adding the supplies to the sterile field. Adding supplies after donning the sterile gloves would contaminate them.

Davis Edge Question of the Week #26

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Question:
The registered nurse is evaluating a student nurse’s understanding of the components of the medication label. Which statement made by the student nurse indicates the need for further teaching?

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Question Options:
1.) “The generic name of the drug is ERY-TAB.”
2.) “The dosage form of the drug is delayed-release tablets.”
3.) “The drug dose per tablet is 333 mg.”
4.) “The tablet can be administered with or without meals.”

Correct Option/Answers: 1

Rationale:
Option 1: ERY-TAB is the trade name of the drug, whereas erythromycin is the generic name of the drug.
Option 2: The drug is available in the form of delayed-release tablets.
Option 3: Each tablet contains 333 mg of the drug.
Option 4: According to the special instructions on the medication label, the drug can be administered without regard to meals.

2016 Conference Schedule, Part 2

Welcome back! We are already preparing for the fall semester with a batch of new products that we are very excited about and will be attending meetings all over the US (and even abroad) to show them off! Check out where we will be headed and if you will also be attending any of these, leave a comment below, drop us a line , or connect with us now and we can meet face to face!

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MA Notes Medical Assistant's Pocket Guide Cheri Goretti

Tips on your First Day in a Clinical Setting from our author, Cheri Goretti

The beginning of the academic year can mean, for many allied health students – including those in a medical assisting, clinical laboratory science, or other health science program – trading the classroom for a clinical setting. Even the most confident students start to get nervous or begin to question whether they have the skills to perform in the clinical setting.

Here are a few tips that can help any student get through the initial days of their internship, externship, and/or practicum.

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