Ross pharmacology

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Ross pharmacology
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2012-04-18 21:23:27
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antitussives, mucolytics and expectorants
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  1. what should the nurse assess before and after giving a mucolytic or expectorant?
    lung sounds, respiratory status
  2. how should a patient take an oral antitussive?
    swallow whole, do not chew or break. this can cause an anesthetic effect which could cause a choking hazard.
  3. what does a potassium-containing medication administered with iodine cause?
    hypokalemia, cardiac arrest, cardiac arrythmia
  4. what type of patient is an opioid antitussive contraindicated?
    premature infants and patient in premature labor
  5. what type of patient gets an antitussive
    one that has a non productive cough
  6. how and where do antitussives work?
    relieves nonproductive cough and works on the brain

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