New nurse still on orientation and first med error? - page 5

by sleepdeprived1

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Let me just start off by saying im extremely cautious about giving meds and checking and double checking them because I dont want to make a med error but on my last shift a patient got up and requested her "warm pack" (that she... Read More


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    Quote from dudette10
    At the risk of sounding clueless, I have to ask why renal failure and sepsis would be a contraindication to Tylenol. I've been googling, and there are plenty of links to acute hepatic failure, but not acute renal failure. (There are some links suggesting--not proving--that long-term Tylenol use can be a contributing factor in chronic renal failure.) In addition, there are order sets for sepsis that include Tylenol as an analgesic choice.
    Long term acetaminophen use is possibly contraindicated for renal patients, but from what I've seen, short term use doesn't seem to be an issue. (Of note, tylenol isn't an NSAID.)
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    Quote from wooh
    Long term acetaminophen use is possibly contraindicated for renal patients, but from what I've seen, short term use doesn't seem to be an issue. (Of note, tylenol isn't an NSAID.)
    You are correct, tylenol is not classed as an NSAID.


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