Meds Misc.

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Meds Misc.
2011-02-13 04:10:55
Meds Misc

Meds Misc.
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  1. Implications of giving/wasting narcotics
    second nurse must observe the wsting of narcotics, both nurses sign their name son the form that drug has been disposed of. According to P&P you should not put narcotics in the sharps container you should flush them down the toilet.
  2. Assessing for allergies
    • - It is important to check your clients allergies so that they do not have a reaction to the drug they are to receive.
    • - You should assess allergies during the history. needs to be documented in admission notes, medication records and history and physical.
    • - If allergies are known inform the other members of the HCT.
    • Some hospitals require a allergy identification bracelet to be worn.
  3. Priority assessments rt medication delivery
    • history of allergies
    • medication data
    • diet history
    • client’s perceptual or coordination problem
    • client’s current condition
    • clients attidue about medication use
    • clients knowledge and understanding of med. therapy.
    • clients learning needs
  4. Differences between, toxicity, polypharmacy. Who is at risk?
    • - Toxic effect: develop after prolonged intake of med or when it accumulates
    • - Polypharmacy: happens when the client takes two or more medications to treat the same illness, when a client take s two or more meds from the same chemical class or similar action.
    • - Toxic effect and polypharmy are common in older adults.