Ms. Suzanne Bomber Wacker was admitted into the hospital this morning. The physician ordered Morphine Sulfate 6mg IVP every 3-4 hours. You only have 10mg/mL of Morphine Sulfate on hand. How much would you administer to Ms. Suzanne Bomber Wacker?
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Ordered dose mg/Have on hand mg X Volume =Amount administered
6mg/10mg X 1mg= 0.6 mL administered IVP every 3-4 hours
Do you remember what you should assess when giving Morphine Intravenous push?
- Assess level of consciousness
- Morphine will depress the respiratory system so check respirations Q2h
- Always check the IV site
Do you know how to draw up 0.6 mL? What syringe would you use? What size needle gauge?