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Medication Quiz

Medication Quiz Part 4- Nursing Implementations

QuestionAnswer
digoxin (Lanoxin) 1) Monitor apical pulse for a full minute before administration and withhold if less than 60 bpm 2) Monitor for therapeutic plasma level
furosemide (lasix) 1) Weigh daily 2) I&O 3) Monitor electrolyte (K) 4) Encourage patient to eat food high in potassium
promethazine (Phenergan) 1) Administer IM (Z track) 2) Monitor for sedation and provide safety
levofloxacin (Levaquin) 1) Instruct patient to continue med until completely finished (even if they feel better) 2) Assess patient for infection
albuterol (Proventil) 1) Caution patient not to exceed the dose 2) Instruct to use albuterol first if using another inhalation 3) Advise patient to wash mouth after inhalation
insulin (Novolog) 1) Do not inject in the same site for at least a month 2) Encourage patient to follow prescribed diet, exercise and medication regimen
metformin (Glucophage) 1) Observe for S/S of hypoglycemic reaction 2) Monitor serum glucose
metoprolol (Lopressor) 1) Monitor for hypotension and bradycardia and hold if pulse is less than 50 bpm 2) Administer with meals
potassium chloride (Micro-K) 1)Assess patient for signs of hypokalemia and hyperkalemia
alprazolam (Xanax) 1) Implement safety precautions 2) Teach patient that abrupt withdrawal may results in signs and symptoms
docusate sodium (Colace) 1) Give with a full glass of water
aspirin (ASA) 1) Administer with food 2) Advise patient to report tinnitus, bruising or unusual bleeding
ibuprofen (Motrin) 1) Administer with food 2) Advise patient to take medication with glass of water and remain upright for 15-30 min 3) Caution patient to avoid use of alcohol, aspirin, or over the countment meds with consultation of physician
acetaminophen (Tylenol) 1) Administer with a glass full of water 2) Maybe be taken with food or an empty stomach
hydrocodone (Vicodin) 1) Assess for pain before and after 2) Assess for bowel function 3) Assess BP, P, R before and during administration
carbanazepine (Tetregol) 1) Give with food 2) Implement seizure precautions
cefazolin (Ancef, Kefzol) 1) Assess IV site for phlebitis
clozapine (Clozaril) 1) Monitor weekly WBC 2) Monitor for S/S
diltiazem (Cardizem) 1) Orthostatic BP monitoring 2) Monitor pulse before administering for bradycardia
estrogens, conjugated (Premarin) 1) Monitor I&O 2) Assess blood pressure
fluoxetine (Prozac) 1) Supervise for suicidal-risk 2) Assess speech pattern, mood
lithium (Lithobid) 1) Monitor blood level 2)Eat diet normally and take with food
morphine sulfate (Roxanol) 1) Assess VS 2) Assess type, location and intensity of pain
warfarin (Coumadin) 1) Check PT time (1.5-2x control) 2) Check patient for bleeding
trimethoprimsulfamethoxazole-TMP-SMZ (Bactrim, Septra) 1) Full glass of fluid 2) Fluid intake should be sufficient to maintain a urine output of 1200-1500 ml to prevent stone formation
Created by: nonelily