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IOne thing she said is that they give pain meds out often before they go to therapy. What are the most used pain killers in a rehab hospital?
I work at a rehab hospital and Norco (hydrocodone/acetaminophen) is the pain medication I administer most commonly. Other pain meds that I administer include tramadol (Ultram), hydromorphone (Dilaudid), Oxycodone IR (immediate release), Oxycodone SR (sustained release a.k.a. Oxycontin), Morphine, MS Contin (sustained release morphine), oxycodone/acetaminophen (Percocet), Demerol, and hydrocodone/ibuprofen (Vicoprofen).
6 patients at the rehab hospital? You're fortunate to have such good nurse/patient ratios. I care for 7 to 8 patients on a fully staffed shift. If we're understaffed, I must care for 9 to 12 patients.
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