What are the top 5 medications YOU administer daily?

  1. I want to read about medications that are nornally given by nurses, what do you normally deal with on your floor? I'm hoping to see a common drug list, but who knows...

    Thanks.
    Last edit by northmississippi on Feb 24, '11
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  2. 220 Comments

  3. by   carluvscats
    Insulin, coumadin, metoprolol, omeprazole, hydrocodone.
  4. by   Nurseinprocess
    Zantac, heparin, Zofran, Reglan, Dilaudid, morphine.

    Plenty of antibiotics: cefoxitin, flagyl, ampicillin, ciprofloxacin, zosin (Piperacillin and Tazobactam)
  5. by   headinsandRN
    Insulins, dilaudid, oxy, lortab, imaginary can of whoop *** for the person who told the pt that they can get their narcotics prn q1 hr.
  6. by   PAERRN20
    Toradol, Zofran, ASA, Nitro paste, and ABX...this is a busy ED
  7. by   evolvingrn
    Loraz, Morphine, Dilaudid, Levsin , haldol
  8. by   meandragonbrett
    Epi, Levophed, Fentanyl, Versed, Dilaudid
  9. by   rockabye
    abx (amp, gent, vanc, tobra mostly), caffeine, reglan, lasix, and diaper cream if that counts
  10. by   mybrowneyedgirl
    Dilaudid, Morphine, Toradol, Levaquine, Prednisone. I work ER
  11. by   AgentBeast
    Any such list is going to vary wildly based on the floor and unit specialty.
  12. by   StrwbryblndRN
    There is no top 5 for me, More of top 5 categories.
    iv pain meds (dilaudid,morphine, toradol)
    antiemetics (zofran, phenergan)
    Insulins,
    iv abx,
    sleep/antianxiety meds (ambien, restoril, ativan)
    bp meds
  13. by   proudnurseRN
    I would also have to give categories (I work a primarily post-op ortho floor):

    Pain meds (IV or po)
    Insulin
    Blood thinners (particularly Lovenox and Heparin)
    Antibiotics
    B/P meds
  14. by   LegzRN
    Zofran, Dilaudid, ASA, Morphine, Levaquin

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