4. albuterol - ACTIVE LEARNING TEMPLATE Medication STUDENT...

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Unformatted text preview: ACTIVE LEARNING TEMPLATE: Medication STUDENT NAME______________________________________ albuterol MEDICATION___________________________________________________________________________ REVIEW MODULE CHAPTER____________ agonists CATEGORY CLASS__Beta2-adrenergic _____________________________________________________________________ PURPOSE OF MEDICATION Expected Pharmacological Action selectively activate the beta 2-receptors in the bronchial smooth muscle resulting in bronchodilation As a result bronchospasm is relieved, histamine release is inhibited, ciliary motility increased Therapeutic Use Prevent asthma episode (exercise-induced), treat bronchospasm, long term control of ashma Complications Activation of alpha1 receptors in the heart - tachycardia & angina Activation of beta2 receptors in skeletal muscle- tremors Medication Administration -Administer as directed -Do not exceed prescribed dosages -Do not administer with betaadrenergic blockers Contraindications/Precautions Pregnancy Risk Category C Clients w/ tachydysrhythmia Use caution in clients w/ hyperthyroid, HTN, angina, & heart disease Nursing Interventions Monitor HR changes; Observe for signs and symptoms of angina & tachycardia Interactions beta-adrenergic blockers: can negate effects of both meds MAOIs & tricyclic antidepressants: Increase risk of tachycardia & angina Client Education Evaluation of Medication Effectiveness -long term asthma control -prevention of exercise induced asthma -resolution of asthma exacerbations ACTIVE LEARNING TEMPLATES Advise client to: observe for signs of asthma attack; use as directed; rinse mouth after use; notify provider if an increase in asthmatic episodes; avoid caffeine Therapeutic Procedure  A7 ...
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