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Medications Used for Care Plans

by: Hannah McGoldrick

Medications Used for Care Plans NUR 304

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Hannah McGoldrick

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Fundamentals Adult Health 1
Carmen Presti

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Descriptions of medications that may be used in a care plan. Its so much easier to use this instead of researching the web and book to find exact details
Fundamentals Adult Health 1
Carmen Presti
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Hannah McGoldrick on Wednesday February 18, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to NUR 304 at a university taught by Carmen Presti in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 189 views.

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Date Created: 02/18/15
Medications cefazolin Ancef Ordered 102414 ZGM 08H l Dilute with 10 mL sterile water give IV push 35 min Pharmacological Action Treating bacterial infections or preventing bacterial infections before during or after certain surgeries Side Effects diarrhea stomach pain upset stomach vomiting l rare but more serious side effects skin rash itching hives unusual bleeding or bruising difficulty breathing sore mouth or throat Nursing Action injection into a larger muscle on the hip or buttock I expected outcome antibiotic l eliminate any bacteria to preventtreat infections diphenhydramine Benadryl Ordered 102414 25 Mg DPRN lQBH IV Obtain PRN from Accuse Dose Machine Pharmacological Action antihistamine decrease itchiness Side Effects dry mouth nose throat drowsiness dizziness nausea vomiting loss of appetite constipation increased chest congestion headache muscle weakness excitement esp in children nervousness Nursing Actions expected outcome increase patients level of comfort by reducing itchiness patients level Monitor sedation diff urination thickened secretions diphenhydramine Benadryl Ordered 102414 Oral PRN 08H Pharmacological Action antihistamine decrease itchiness Side Effects dry mouth nose throat drowsiness dizziness nausea vomiting loss of appetite constipation increased chest congestion headache muscle weakness excitement esp in children nervousness Nursing Actions expected outcome increase patients level of comfort by reducing itchiness metaprolol Lopressor Ordered 102414 Oral QlZH 50 Mg Pharmacologic Actions betablocker hypertension Side Effects fatigue weakness anxiety depression dizziness drowsiness insomnia memory loss mental status changes blurred vision stuffy nose bronchospasm bradycardia pulmonary edema rashes decrease urinary frequency hyperglycemia Contradictions uncompensated HF pulmonary edema bradycardia or heart block Nursing Actions when switching from immediate release to extended release product the same total daily dose can be used l expected outcome decrease in BP levels enoxaparin sodium Lovenox Ordered 102414 Subcutaneous 40 Mg Daily 0800 Pharmacological Action prophylaxis of DVT Side Effects Nausea diarrhea fever swelling in hands or feet mild pain irritation of injection site Serious Side Effects unusual bleeding nose mouth vagina or rectum easy bruising pale skin black or bloody stools numbness tingling trouble breathing Nursing Actions Patient wears blue band wrist Monitor bleeding pain at injection site Expected Outcome prophylaxis of DVT levothyroxine synthroid levothroid levoxine Ordered 102414 Oral l 1 hr prior to breakfast 88 mcg Monitor increase in BP palpitation anxiety diaphoresis increased appetite irritability Dextrose 09 NaCl Ordered 102414 IV 125 mlhr Rate ordered by physician Pharmacological Action indicated as a source of water electrolytes and calories Side Effects reactions which may occur because of the solution or the technique of administration include febrile response Nursing Actions expected outcome increase patient s nutritional status naloxone Narcan Ordered 102414 IV PRN Pharmacological Action Dlndication respiratory depression Side Effects hypertension hypotension nausea vomiting Contraindications hypersensitivity Nursing Actions monitor resp rate rhythm and depth of pulse LOC every 3 to 4 hours after the expected peak of blood concentrations docusale Sodium OTC Colace Ordered 102414 Oral 2x per day Do not crush medication Pharmacological Action prevent constipation Side Effects throat irritation mild cramps diarrhea rashes Contraindications hypersensitivity abdominal pain nausea or vomiting Nursing Actions administer with a full glass of water orjuice l may be administered on a stomach for more rapid results expected outcome prevention of constipation l increasing patients level of comfort ondansetton Zofran Ordered 102414 PRN l Q6H Obtain from Accudose Pharmacological Action prevent nausea and vomiting Side Effects headache dizziness drowsiness fatigue constipation Contraindications hypersensitivity Nursing Actions asses patient for vomiting nausea or abdominal pain expected outcome increase the level of comfort for the patient


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