CWH Most Used Drugs Cards

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Unformatted text preview: Student “most used” Drug Cards Students will research the following medications that have been identified as those most commonly used on the Medical/Oncology unit and will create their own drug cards using note cards. The cards may be created by hand or using the computer or may be purchased, but the following data must be included: • Drug Name: generic and at least one Trade name • Classification(s) • Ordered dose, times and route • Indication (most likely reason that this patient is taking this drug) • Most common side effects • Significant Nursing Implications • Therapeutic Range (if applicable) Data on the card must be accurate and legible. Example Below on a 3x5 card size, but 4x6 cards would also be acceptable. Medical Unit frequently used medications : Lanoxin Metoprolol Potassium Antibiotics (Levaquin, Imipenum, Fortaz, Vancomycin) Protonix Zofran Reglan Droperidol Ativan Restoril Xanax, Haldol Valium, Insulins Benadryl Oncology Unit most frequently used medications : MSContin, duragesic patches opiates. Surgical/Orthopedic most frequently medications Lanoxin Metoprolol Potassium Antibiotics: Levaquin, Imipenum, Fortaz, Vancomycin Protonix Antiemetics: Zofran, Reglan, Droperidol Benzodiazepines / anxiolytic / sedative-hypnotic : Ativan, Restoril, Ambien, Xanax, Valium Haldol Insulins: Regular, Lantus, Lispro, NPH Benadryl Opiates: morphine, duragesic, Vicodin Anticoagulants: Heparin, Lovenox, Coumadin Colace Lasix Some card examples follow. Students may use these examples (and may modify them as desired): furosemide / Lasix Classification(s): Loop diuretic TR :___________ Order (for this Pt): ____________________________ Common Indications: CHF, edema Indication for this Pt _______________________ Common SE : dizziness, orthostatic hypotension, GI distress, rash, photosensitivity, anemia, fluid & electrolyte imbalance (esp ↓K) Nsg Implications : • For IV push – inject slowly over 2 minutes • Monitor: electrolytes, I&O and/or daily weight, Sx of FVE (edema, lung sounds, neck veins, etc.) • Avoid giving late in evening when possible • May elevate glucose levels Onset, Peak, Duration Data IV: Onset :5 minutes, Peak : 30 minutes, Duration : 2 hr PO: Onset : , Peak : , Duration : digoxin / Lanoxin, Digitek, Lanoxicaps Classification(s): antiarrhythmic, inotropic TR :0.2-2.0 Order (for this Pt): _________________________ Common Indications: CHF, A-fig, PAT Indication for this Pt ____________________ Common SE : bradycardia, GI distress Nsg Implications : Check apical pulse for 1 full minute prior to administration. Hold for HR < 60 (adult), check last TR lab if available. Onset, Peak, Duration Data for IV route: IV: Onset : 5-30 min, Peak :1-4 hr, Duration :2-4 days PO: Onset : 30-120 min, Peak :2-8 hr, Duration : 2-4 days morphine/MSO4, MS Contin, Roxanol & others Classification(s): opiate analgesic / opiate agonist TR : N/A Order (for this Pt): ____________________________ Common Indications:...
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