Sublingual Meds

  1. 0 So we had our final and there were to questions that drove me a little nutty...

    You give a sublingual med you instruct the pt to:
    Swallow frequently
    or refrain from swallowing as much as possible

    Which is incorrect with restraints
    Attaching them to a metal frame or tying a clove knot?

    THANKS!! I am too nervous about this grade!
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    Quote from cutelittlenurse2b
    so we had our final and there were to questions that drove me a little nutty...

    you give a sublingual med you instruct the pt to:
    swallow frequently
    or refrain from swallowing as much as possible

    which is incorrect with restraints
    attaching them to a metal frame or tying a clove knot?

    thanks!! i am too nervous about this grade!
    hi

    precautions
    sublingual medications should not be administered if the gums or mucous membranes have open sores or areas of irritation. rather, the physician should be notified, and medication held. the patient should be placed in a sitting position to prevent accidental aspiration of the medication. buccal or sublingual medication should not be used when a patient is uncooperative or unconscious. the patient should not eat, drink, chew, or swallow until the medication has been absorbed; swallowing the medication must be prevented, as it will decrease the drug's effectiveness. the patient should not smoke while taking sublingual or buccal medication, because smoking causes vasoconstriction of the blood vessels. this will decrease the absorption of the medication.

    sublingual and buccal medication administration | encyclopedia of nursing and allied health | find articles at bnet
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    Quote from iceyspots
    hi

    precautions
    sublingual medications should not be administered if the gums or mucous membranes have open sores or areas of irritation. rather, the physician should be notified, and medication held. the patient should be placed in a sitting position to prevent accidental aspiration of the medication. buccal or sublingual medication should not be used when a patient is uncooperative or unconscious. the patient should not eat, drink, chew, or swallow until the medication has been absorbed; swallowing the medication must be prevented, as it will decrease the drug's effectiveness. the patient should not smoke while taking sublingual or buccal medication, because smoking causes vasoconstriction of the blood vessels. this will decrease the absorption of the medication.

    sublingual and buccal medication administration | encyclopedia of nursing and allied health | find articles at bnet

    thank you!! that is what i went with, i am second guessing all my answers now!
  6. Visit  Daytonite profile page
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    which is incorrect with restraints
    attaching them to a metal frame or tying a clove knot?
    attaching them to a metal frame. restraints always need to be tied to the moveable frame. a clove knot (hitch) allows the restraint to be untied quickly in an emergency.


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