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Practicum In Nursing Foundations (NURS 284) Ati Dosage Calculation

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Practicum in Nursing Foundations (NURS 284)

Outline And Notes For Ati Dosage Calculation (By Weight)

1. Intradermal (TB test, forms a visible bleb)
2. Subcutaneous (subQ)
a. below the dermis, slower absorption than IM
b. for small volumes (0.5mL-1mL)
c. sites for subcutaneous include outer upper arm, abdomen, upper back,
upper hip below waist, anterior thighs
d. (anticoagulants-heparin, enoxaparin, insulin)
3. Intramuscular (IM)
a. for larger volumes of medication
b. sites include ventral gluteal, vastus lateralis (infants), deltoid
(immunizations)
4. IV
a. peripheral short IV catheter >3 inches (in extremities)
b. PICC (type of central catheter) long term
i. from upper arm to superior vena cava

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