Friday, June 2, 2023

Which instruction about insulin administration should nurse Kate give to a client.. Always follow the same order when drawing the different insulins into the syringe



Which instruction about insulin administration should nurse Kate give to a client?


  • a. “Always follow the same order when drawing the different insulins into the syringe.”
  • b. “Shake the vials before withdrawing the insulin.”
  • c. “Store unopened vials of insulin in the freezer at temperatures well below freezing.”
  • d. “Discard the intermediate-acting insulin if it appears cloudy.”

Answer A.

The client should be instructed always to follow the same order when drawing the different insulins into the syringe. Insulin should never be shaken because the resulting froth prevents withdrawal of an accurate dose and may damage the insulin protein molecules. Insulin also should never be frozen because the insulin protein molecules may be damaged. Intermediate-acting insulin is normally cloudy.