I was hoping someone here could help me with a test question. We're supposed to list the ways to administer medication into the the central circulation, from the quickest way to the slowest way. The quickest way would of course be IV, then IM and then SQ. But after that I'm not sure. There are also nasally, rectally, orally and transdermal. What do you guys think? I know there are a couple of nurses here.
The test is tomorrow night so I have to know before then. Thanks.
Sub Q injection
Rectally would fit in there somewhere but not sure exactly where this is my guesses from my medical background but not absolute
I didn't even think about inhalation. That's so true. That's how we put the little boogers under and they drop in a second. Do you think that sublingual is quicker than IM though? I have no idea where rectally would fit in either but I know it's pretty quick. Zenith is a nurse so I'm hoping that she can help me.
I have another question that I can't figure out that maybe someone can help me with too. We're supposed to know the three organ systems in the pelvic canal and the location of them from the lowest to the highest, as in which sits the lowest, which sits in the middle and which sits the highest. The organ systems are the urogenital system, reproductive and digestive system. I would think that is the order they are in but them the kidneys are part of the urogenital system and they sit higher than the reproductive system. The location of the reproductive system also differs depending on if it's a male or female, I think. Needless to say I'm confused.
IV, Inhalation, IM, SQ, Rectal, Nasal, Oral, Transdermal
By inhalation I mean like an asthma inhaler, by nasally I mean like a nasal spray
Also, my opinion is Reproductive, Urogenital, Digestive
My skin pop shots ALWAYS worked faster than IM. You get it in the blood stream that way - it has to slowly seep into the system through the muscle. Subq is definitely faster than IM.
Dont Mean to be arguementative but it is in the book IM is faster than SubQ. Its all different for the user tho I think Preferrable routes seem faster for some but anyways who knows who write the books did they try it themselves?
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