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Unformatted text preview: Thermoregulation and Care of the Newborn ACTIVE LEARNING TEMPLATE: Medication Tiffany Christiansen STUDENT NAME______________________________________ Erythromycin Ophthalmic MEDICATION___________________________________________________________________________ REVIEW MODULE CHAPTER____________ CATEGORY CLASS_______________________________________________________________________ PURPOSE OF MEDICATION Expected Pharmacological Action Macrolide Abx; inhibits the growth of bacteria Therapeutic Use -To treat bacterial inf. of the eye -To prevent bacterial inf. in neonates eyes acquired from birth -Treats bacterial inf. caused by gonorrhea from pregnant mother Complications Medication Administration -hypersensitivity Side effects: Mild stinging/eye irritation Mild itching/redness Blurred vision Inc. sensitivity to light -Ointment form -Apply to conjunctiva of lower eyelid -Up to 6x/day -Applied after delivery once -Wipe excess amount Contraindications/Precautions -Blurred vision -unknown if passes into breast milk , but unlikely harmful to infant -Warfarin/Clindamycin Interactions Nursing Interventions -Dont let the tip touch the eyelid -Place ointment in the pocket of the eyelid -Perform hand hygeine prior/after application and gloved hands -Can change effects of the drug when taking other meds, herbal supp's Client Education Evaluation of Medication Effectiveness -The prevention of bacterial inf. in the neonates eyes -No signs of infection in eyes present. ACTIVE LEARNING TEMPLATES -Remove excess ointment after application -Perform hand hygeine prior/after application -store at room temp, not in bathroom due to moisture and heat -If miss a dose, apply asap if not too close to next application -Have poison control number handy Therapeutic Procedure  A7 ...
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