Vancomycin.rtf - Valencia College Generic Name vancomycin Nursing Program Trade Names Vancocin Routes Doses Frequency\/Times Action\/Purpose IV 500 mg q 6

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Valencia College Nursing Program Medication Portfolio Generic Name: vancomycin Trade Names: Vancocin Pharmacologic Classification: N/A Therapeutic Classification: Anti-infectives Routes Doses Frequency/Times Action/Purpose Major Side Effects Nursing Interventions Labs IV PO 500 mg q 6 hours 1 g q 12 hours (up to 4 d/day) Two times a day Action : Binds to bacterial cell wall, resulting in cell death. Purpose : Bactericidal action against susceptible organisms. GU: nephrotoxicity Local: phlebitis Anaphylaxis Pre-Med Administration : -Assess patient for infection. -Obtain specimens for culture and sensitivity prior to initiating therapy. -Monitor IV site closely. Rotate infusion site. -Monitor intake and output ratios and daily weight.
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