Chpt 33.txt

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  1. To prepare for med administration, you need
    1. Be able to locate the information about each drug 2. Consistently calculate drug dosages accurately 3. Consistently use 5 rights and rules of medication administration consistently and 4. Recognize the nursing implications for each drug administered
  2. Prils
    Lisinopril-Ace inhibitor-antihypertensive that relaxes arterial vessels
  3. Sartans
    Losastan-Angiotensin receptor blocker-antihypertensive
  4. Olols
    Atenolol-beta blocker-antihypertensive/antianginal that block beta receptors in vascular smooth muscle
  5. Statins
    Antilipemics-inhibit enzyme reducing cholesterol
  6. Dipines
    Amlodipine-peripheral vessel calcium channel blockers
  7. Afils
    Sidenafil-erectile agents
  8. Floxacins
  9. Prazoles
    Omeprazole-proton pump inhibitor-suppress gastric secretions
  10. Tidines
    Famotidine-inhibits histamine decreasing gastric secretions
  11. Azole
  12. Cyclovirs
    Acyclovir-antiherpetic-causes decreased viral replication
  13. Schedule 2 meds
    Drugs with a medical use, high potential for abuse with psych or physical dependence; opioids, psychostimulants, barbituates, cannabinoids-amphetamine, morphine, methadone, seconal, amobarbital
  14. Differences in absorption of meds
    Skin, Oral, Subq-slow; mucous and respiratory-quick; IM-depends on form of drug; IV-most rapid
  15. What are the four types of drug actions?
    Stimulation of depression, replacement, killing or organisms and irritation
  16. 5 rights
    Right patient, right time, right dose, right route, right drug
  17. Right patient
    ask name, compare to name on MAR, check ID band
  18. Right time
    Drug in date, document after drug is given
  19. Medication error prevention
    Is drug effective? Adverse effects evident? Why is pt getting med? Possible drug interactions? OK Dosage? Order legible? Should lab values be checked? Allergies? Is pt receiving more than one drug with same action?
  20. Why should med be administered as close to the time scheduled as possible?
    Maintain a minimum concentration of the drug in bloodstream
  21. When elderly takes an anti-inflammatory for arthritis on a continuing basis, the nurse would
    Monitor for GI bleed
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