eryth.pdf - ACTIVE LEARNING TEMPLATE Medication Jen Forbes STUDENT NAME erthromycin opthalmic MEDICATION REVIEW MODULE CHAPTER antiinfectives CATEGORY

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Unformatted text preview: ACTIVE LEARNING TEMPLATE: Medication Jen Forbes STUDENT NAME______________________________________ erthromycin opthalmic MEDICATION___________________________________________________________________________ REVIEW MODULE CHAPTER____________ antiinfectives. CATEGORY CLASS__ophthalmic _____________________________________________________________________ PURPOSE OF MEDICATION Expected Pharmacological Action Suppresses protein synthesis at the level of the 50S bacterial ribosome Therapeutic Use Erythromycin ophthalmic is used to treat Conjunctivitis, Bacterial. Complications Eye irritation not present before therapy Hypersensitivity reactions Minor ocular reactions Redness May result in overgrowth of nonsusceptible organisms, including fungi Medication Administration ophthalmic. Apply from unit dose (1 cm) to eyes after birth in newborns Contraindications/Precautions Contraindicated in:Hypersensitivity to penicillins. Use Cautiously in:Severe renal insufficiency, Infectious mononucleosis, acute lymphocytic leukemia or cytomegalovirus infection, Patients allergic to cephalosporins; OB:Has been used during pregnancy; Lactation:Distributed into breast milk. Can cause rash, diarrhea, and sensitization in the infant Interactions There are no known drug interactions for erythromycin ophthalmic However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist. Nursing Interventions cleanse the infant's eyes as needed before application. Hold the tube in a horizontal rather than a vertical position to prevent injury to the eye from sudden movement. Administer from the inner canthus to the outer canthus. do not touch the tip of the tube to any part of the eye, bc this may spread the infectious material from one eye to the other. Do not rinse. Ointment may be wiped form the outer eye after 1 minute. Observe for irritation. use a new tube for each infant to minimize spreading infection. Client Education Evaluation of Medication Effectiveness Resolution of the signs and symptoms of infection. Length of time for complete resolution depends on the organism and site of infection ACTIVE LEARNING TEMPLATES Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider. Apply a ribbon of 0.5% ophthalmic ointment into each lower conjunctival sac no later than 1 hour after birth. Do not flush eyes after instillation. Use a new tube for each infant. Therapeutic Procedure  A7 ...
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