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nursing 212 med list

Acetylcysteine/mucomyst: classification; how can it be given; action as mucolytic; action as antidote mucolytic, antidote; inhalation, injection; disrupts mucoproteins in purulent and nonpurulant secretions(reomoves secretions; antidote for acetaminophen overdose;
Acetylcysteine/mucomyst: if used as mucolytic what should nurse encourage pt to do prior to use; common adverse effects; life threatening adverse effects to clear airways- cough- prior to use to maximize effectiveness; vomiting; broncho spasms
Acetylcysteine/mucomyst: with iv infusion monitor for what; labs to monitor; why suction fluid overload; abgs, pulmonary functions, pulse ox, serum acetaminophen baselines; increased fluid from respiratory tract may occur
Acetylcysteine/mucomyst: why does n/v occur b/c taste of med is awful
amiodarone/Cordarone/pacerone: classification; action; how is it used in afib; who should not use this med antiarrhthmic, antianginal; prolongs the duration and action potential, decreases peripheral resistance and increases cornonary blood flow; to convert rhythm to sinus rhythm; sinus bradycardia,
amiodarone/Cordarone/pacerone: how can it be given; when do GI s/s occur; common s/s; IV or PO; when high doses are given; muscle weakness, fatigue, dizziness, hypotension, N/V
amiodarone/Cordarone/pacerone: why monitor BP during infusion; what lab could change; b/c BP can slow sig. during admin; thyroid functions test in absence of thyroid abnormality;
amiodarone/Cordarone: what CNS symptoms could there be; what should be checked daily; why should pt wear dark glasses proximal muscle weakness; pulse and B/P; bc of photophobia
amlodipine/Norvasc: classification; action; uses; common side effects; calcium channel blocker, antihypertensive blocker; blocks calcium influx across cell membrane and reduces coronary vascular resistance and increases coronary blood flow; reduces BP and pain from angina; head ache, facial edema;
amlodipine/Norvasc: what vs to assess; does edema cause discontinuation of drug; who has dose related palpitations; BP and pulse; no; women;
aspirin/dipyridamole (Aggrenox):
aspirin/dipyridamole (Aggrenox):
aspirin/dipyridamole (Aggrenox):
aspirin/dipyridamole (Aggrenox):
baclofen(lioresal): classification; action; uses; central-acting skeletal muscle relaxant; depresses reflex activity at the spinal cord so reduces skeletal muscle spasm caused by upper motor neuron lesions; painful spasms of ms, chronic pain, for spinal cord injury pt detrusor sphincter dyssnergia;
baclofen(lioresal): common side effects; what can it do to blood glucose; why should walking be supervised; transient drowsiness; increase it; drug can affect pt ability to stand or walk;
baclofen(lioresal): pt should be cautious when using what; increased drowsiness occurs more in what pt; what needs to be done when stopping drug; alcohol; pt >40; drug should be stopped gradually over time;
Created by: jmkettel