NPO and meds - page 2

by djsrn 10,533 Views | 10 Comments

When a patient is made npo for a procedure, the resident's never address the medications. So nurses will tell the LPN give this, hold that, etc. Is this "nursing judgement" to decide what meds to give and hold? I think if the... Read More

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    We use nursing judgement. Ie. If it is anti-epileptics or beta blockers then it is crucial to give. If it is diabetic medication, it depends on their blood sugars and whether it's oral, short, long acting. It seems common sense. The smallest sip of water possible is encouraged.