3 General Uses for Antibiotics:
1. Empiric Therapy: broad spectrum antibiotics
2. Definitive Therapy: antibiotic given to target a specific agent
3. Prophylactic Therapy: given to a person who has been exposed but shows no signs or symptoms preventive mea
Anemia: decrease in circulating RBCs associated with a decrease in Hgb
Most common cause: from nutritional deficiencies
Most common anemia: iron deficiency anemia
Anti-Anemics: Fe Sulfate, Fe Gluconate, Fe Fumarate, prenatal multivitamins = 6
What is Prednisone?
Prednisone is a synthetic hormone commonly referred to as a steroid. Prednisone is very similar to
cortisone, a corticosteroid hormone produced by your adrenal glands.
Also sold by the brand names of Deltasone or Sterapred.
It is used
Infection: You child may be more susceptible to infection. Avoid people
with colds, flu, or other infections. Practice consistent hand washing.
Report slow wound healing, any vague feeling of being sick.
High blood sugar: *Caution with diabete