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Unformatted text preview: ACTIVE LEARNING TEMPLATE: Medication Cheldany Stevens STUDENT NAME______________________________________ Erythromycin Opthalmic MEDICATION___________________________________________________________________________ REVIEW MODULE CHAPTER____________ The reporductive & Genitourinary system CATEGORY CLASS_______________________________________________________________________ PURPOSE OF MEDICATION Expected Pharmacological Action Suppresses protein synthesis at the level of the 50S bacterial ribosome Therapeutic Use used to treat conjunctivitis Complications Eye irritation not present before therapy. Hypersensitivity reacions. minor ocular reactions. Redness may occur in overgrowth of nonsucepible organisms, including fungi. Contraindications/Precautions Contraindicated in hypersensitivty to penicillins. Use cautiously in severe renal insufficiency, infectious mononucleosis, acute lympcytic leukemia or cytomegalovirus infections. Interactions Can cause rash, diarrhea, and sensitization in the infant. There are no known drug interactions. Medication Administration Apply from unit dose (1cm) to eyes after birth in newborns. Adinister from the inner to outer canthus. Do not toucht he tip of tube to any part of the eye. Do not rinse. Nursing Interventions Clean 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. Observe for irritation. Client Education Evaluation of Medication Effectiveness Tell caregivers to assess for allergic reactions. Resolution of the signs and symptoms of infection. ACTIVE LEARNING TEMPLATES Therapeutic Procedure  A7 ...
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