How many nitro tabs before pt should call 911? - page 2

by sandyfeet

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I am studying for my final in Med Surg II and am totally confused about nitro. I am doing practice NCLEX questions from an NCLEX book. The question was "Which comment by the client would indicate to the nurse that the client... Read More


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    Hummm... interesting. I'm currently in NS and we were taught just this past semester that it's take up to 3, 5 min apart, then call EMS if unrelieved. I must say though, if I was the patient, I would personally be calling after the first one.
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    Quote from taalyn_1
    This is what we were told in Pharm, Take 1st Nitro wait 5 mins, if pain persist call 911 and take 2nd dose while waiting for EMS. Professor said its best to have them in route, get there, and not need them than to not call and be unable to get to the phone after dose # 2 or #3 doesnt work.
    This. Take one, not gone, call 911 take second. Better to have EMS in route if 2nd/3rd dose doesnt work and have them there then take 3rd and no relief, then what do you but sit and wait....or take a 4th and let your BP bottom out
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    Quote from That Guy
    This. Take one, not gone, call 911 take second. Better to have EMS in route if 2nd/3rd dose doesnt work and have them there then take 3rd and no relief, then what do you but sit and wait....or take a 4th and let your BP bottom out
    Just remind them about taking their NTG after having taken that "little blue pill"...


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