Articles: Nursing and Patient Medications

Articles: Nursing and Patient Medications

Patient Medications is the place for Licensed Nurses to discuss patient medication administration, interactions, and specifics regarding dosing. It is NOT a place for medical advice nor will it replace your medication reference material or pharmacist input. General info about meds and hospital policy can be discussed.

Anyone who says she doesn't is lying

Anyone who says she doesn't is lying

by BonnieSc - Like most students, I thought the 5 Rights of Medication Administration were a little… bogus. I wasn’t a kid; surely I could be depended on to have common sense.... Read More →

Last comment by BeenThere2012
Warfarin (Coumadin) Toxicity: Be Careful

Warfarin (Coumadin) Toxicity: Be Careful

by TheCommuter - Warfarin (Coumadin), a vitamin K antagonist, is the most commonly prescribed oral anticoagulant medication in use today. This drug is widely used because it is... Read More →

Last comment by Esme12
Protect Your Patients When Giving Promethazine (Phenergan)

Protect Your Patients When Giving Promethazine (Phenergan)

by TheCommuter - Promethazine is a widely-used medication in healthcare facilities because it has multiple uses. It contains antiemetic (anti-nausea), sedative, antihistamine, and... Read More →

Last comment by TerpGal02
End of the (Med) Error: or, How NOT To Bomb Your Survey

End of the (Med) Error: or, How NOT To Bomb Your Survey

by VivaLasViejas - As any nurse knows, a state survey or JCAHO inspection tends to bring out the worst in a facility. And as any nurse-manager knows, the survey team usually uncovers... Read More →

Last comment by dudette10
Lantus (Insulin Glargine): Scratching The Surface

Lantus (Insulin Glargine): Scratching The Surface

by TheCommuter - The cells of the human body require a continual stream of energy at all times in the form of glucose, and insulin is the the vehicle that allows this glucose to... Read More →

Last comment by ocean.baby
The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

by VivaLasViejas - `urp` groannnnnnn...... How in the name of all that is reasonable is it possible to eat this much and not blow up??! I just polished off a two-enchilada dinner,... Read More →

Last comment by MomRN0913
Playing With Fire: Seeing "Noncompliance" In A New Light

Playing With Fire: Seeing "Noncompliance" In A New Light

by VivaLasViejas - I guess it was meant to happen. Another failed experiment....another life lesson learned. Like most people in the healthcare professions, I make a lousy patient.... Read More →

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Be Vigilant About Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Toxicity

Be Vigilant About Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Toxicity

by TheCommuter - Acetaminophen, a medication used for the relief of pain and fever, is a common staple in medicine cabinets around the world and can be found in both... Read More →

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