Explain the 11 components of a valid subcutaneous insulin medication order

Explain the 11 components of a valid subcutaneous insulin medication order

Part A

Question 1. Explain the 11 components of a valid subcutaneous insulin medication order and why this is important.

Question 2. Explain why Ben has been prescribed this medication. Relate to pathophysiology of type 1 diabetes and the mechanism of action of NovoRapid insulin.

Question 3. What is the onset, peak and duration of action for NovoRapid insulin according to Bullock and Manias (2017)? Explain when NovoRapid should be administered in relation to food intake and why.

Question 4. Discuss the definition, causes, symptoms and treatment of hypoglycaemia, a common adverse effect of NovoRapid.

Question 5. Discuss the importance of understanding the medication prior to administration

Question 6. Discuss the 5 rights of medication administration and why it is important for nurses to follow

Question 7. What is the most appropriate insulin pen needle length for Ben and why?

Question 8. What diabetes specific nursing assessment would you conduct prior to administration of NovoRapid insulin to Ben and why?

Question 9. Identify the site and angle you would inject the NovoRapid insulin and explain why this was selected for Ben. Discuss infection control considerations.

Question 10. What would you document and where? Why is documentation important?

Question 11. Explain the diabetes specific nursing assessment you would provide for Ben post administration of insulin, when you would provide it and why.

PART B

Question 1. Discuss the daily physical challenges of living with type 1 diabetes that Ben may face.

Question 2. Discuss potential emotional impacts of living with type 1 diabetes that Ben may face.

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