Common ER Meds

  1. Trying to come up with a common ER med list to help better orient new staff....Any lists / suggestions/ special tips/ hints would be a great help to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:wink2:
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  3. by   flashpoint
    Epinephrine
    Amiodarone
    Lidocaine
    Mag Sulfate
    Sodium Bicarb
    Atropine
    Adenosine
    Lasix
    Integrelin
    Rocephin
    Narcan
    Valium
    Romazicon
    D50
    Albuterol
    Artovent
    Xopenex
    Benadryl
    Prednisone
    Solu-Medrol
  4. by   scrmblr
    haldol and ativan. oh wait that is for staff...

    How about morphine, dilaudid, toradol, benadryl,PHENERGINE.
  5. by   glascow
    Nitroglycerine
  6. by   SmileyCNAII
    This is a good thread, I will be looking these drugs up to see what they do.

    There are two drugs used when they are going to intubate a pt. One of them is sux and the other begins with an "A", can anyone tell me what that other drug is? Thanks,

    Nancy
  7. by   rn29306
    Quote from CNANancy2006
    This is a good thread, I will be looking these drugs up to see what they do.

    There are two drugs used when they are going to intubate a pt. One of them is sux and the other begins with an "A", can anyone tell me what that other drug is? Thanks,

    Nancy
    Amidate or its other name etomidate.

    Any anesthesia reference will give you all you need to know.
  8. by   Altra
    Another suggestion ... in the reference material that you put together, list the concentration/quantity these are provided in your facility, policies relevant to administration, typical starting doses and typical increments for titration.
  9. by   oneLoneNurse
    don't see Tigan.
  10. by   rjflyn
    I'm actually going to start orienting a nurse from England tomorrow. Came up with this list of the most frequent drugs ordered by our doc.

    Frequently Prescribed Drugs
    in the
    Emergency Department


    This list is in no way complete or comprehsive. The most common way ordered by our emergency physicans is noted in bold. Most drugs are ordered by trade names with a few exceptions.

    Valium- diazepam
    Prednisone
    Solumedrol- methylprednisolone
    Benadryl- diphenhydramine
    Digoxin- lanoxin
    Decadron- Dexamethasone
    Anectine- succinycholine (sux)
    Etomidate- Amidate
    Diprovan- propofol
    Tylenol- acetominophen
    Motrin- ibuprofen
    Aspirin, ASA- acetylsalicylic acid
    Nitrobid, NTG- nitroglycerin
    Rocephin- ceftriaxone
    Morphine- ordered as this
    Dilaudid- hydromorphone
    Zosyn- piperacillin and tazobactam
    Unasyn- ampicillin and sulbactam
    Phenergan- promethazine
    Reglan- metoclopramide
    Cipro- ciprofloxacin
    Heparin- heparin sodium
    Toradol- ketorolac
    Lopressor- metoprolol
    Catapres- clonidine
    Keflex,Ancef- cefazolin
    Zithromax- azithromycin
    Vicodin/Lortab- hydrocodone/acetominophen combo
    Percocet- oxycodone/ acetominophen combo
    Haldol- haloperidol
    Ativan- lorazepam
    Avelox- moxifloxacin
    Lasix- furosimide
    Plavix- clopidogrel
    Lovenox- enoxaparin

    This list does not include drugs covered in ACLS/PALS/NRP. I also felt if is she is unfamiular with any of the drugs she should be looking them up in the drug reference anyway, hence no dosages or how supplied. I also based this list on what gets ordered on an almost nightly basis. Nebulized meds were left off as RT dpes those.

    Rj
    Last edit by rjflyn on Sep 14, '06
  11. by   luckylucyrn
    didn't look super closely, so don't know if these are repeats:

    Ondansetron (Zofran)
    Metoprolol (Lopressor)
    Vancomycin
    Flagyl
    Rocephin
    Cardizem
  12. by   luvkitties
    Quote from scrmblr
    haldol and ativan. oh wait that is for staff...




    ~Lori
  13. by   Cutie29
    Think the one you are pertaining as "sux" is the suxamethonium and the "a" is the atracurium!both are use during intubation and both are neuromuscular blocker!hope it helps!
  14. by   emtb2rn
    And don't forget the med most pts take before coming to the ER (esp when c/o fever) - nothing...

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