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what should the nurse assess before and after giving a mucolytic or expectorant?
lung sounds, respiratory status
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.
what does a potassium-containing medication administered with iodine cause?
hypokalemia, cardiac arrest, cardiac arrythmia
what type of patient is an opioid antitussive contraindicated?
premature infants and patient in premature labor
what type of patient gets an antitussive
one that has a non productive cough
how and where do antitussives work?
relieves nonproductive cough and works on the brain
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