Patient Assignment for February 26th

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Patient Assignment for February 26 th 2014 Diagnosis: Hypercalcemia (Elevated calcium levels) Medications: Scheduled: Slow k daily (PO) / KCl elixir (PO) / KCl per litre IVF (IV) Mode of Action: Mineral supplement used to treat or prevent low amounts of potassium in the blood Common Side Effects: Upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, gas or diarrhea * Each dose should be taken with a glass of water and a meal Fragmin (S/C) – Brand Name – Fragmin Generic Name – Dalteparin Classification – Anticoagulant Mode of Action – Helps prevent blood clots from forming or from getting bigger, but does not dissolve existing clots Common Side Effects – Unusual bleeding, easy bruising, hives, pale skin, light headed, short of breath, rapid heart rate and trouble concentrating Nursing Implications – Assess by doing blood studies, assess for bleeding of any kind, neurologic impairment frequently in those when neuraxial anesthesia has been used, hematomas can occur, assess for hypersensitivity; skin rash, fever, urticarial, needed dosage chance q1-2wk; dose may need to be decreased if bleeding occurs in patient Pantoloc (PO) – Brand Name: Panto, Pantoloc, Protonix, Prontonix IV Generic Name: Pantoprazole Drug Classification: Proton Pump Inhibitors Mode of Action: Suppress gastric secretion by inhibiting hydrogen/potassium ATPase enzyme system in gastric parietal cell; characterized as gastric acid pump inhibitor because it blocks the final step of acid production. Common Side Effects: Headache, insomnia, asthenia, fatigue, malaise, diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight changes, pancreatitis, rash, hyperglycemia, weight loss/gain, pneumonia, anaphylaxis and angioedema.
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