Weekly Dosage Calculations Quiz Apr. 9

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The nurse is administering a dose of insulin lispro (Humalog) 20 units subcutaneously to a client with a finger stick of 170 mg/dL. Based on the onset of the insulin, when should the nurse make sure that the client's tray is available?
Within 5 minutes after administration of insulin
30 minutes after administration of the insulin
1 to 3 hours after administration
Any time because there is no peak action time
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct answer is A: Lispro (Humalog) insulin is classified as a rapidly acting insulin, with an onset of 5 to 15 minutes. It is a meal time insulin and should be administered with an available food source.
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