Saturday, June 10, 2023

Which of these findings indicate that a pump to deliver a basal rate of 10 ml per hour plus PRN for pain breakthrough for morphine drip is not working



Which of these findings indicate that a pump to deliver a basal rate of 10 ml per hour plus PRN for pain breakthrough for morphine drip is not working?


  • A- The client complains of discomfort at the IV insertion site.
  • B- The client states “I just can’t get relief from my pain.”.
  • C- The level of drug is 100 ml at 8 AM and is 80 ml at noon.
  • D- The level of the drug is 100 ml at 8 AM and is 50 ml at noon.

Answer: C:

The level of drug is 100 mL at 8 AM and is 80 mL at noon
The minimal dose of 10 mL per hour which would be 40 mL given in a four (4) hour period. Only 60 mL should be left at noon.
The pump is not functioning when more than expected medicine is left in the container.