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  1. Ultram! Help!
    Someone please help me understand the difference between ultram and narcotic pain relievers. How would I explain to the patient what this medication is? Thank you in advance!! :)
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. Aspiration treatment!?
    What do you do when you suspect a patient is aspirating? Do you turn them on their left side and NT suction?
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Giving meds together
    What if they're both PO?
    Dec 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. Giving meds together
    Thanks 0402! It's been buggin the hell out of me and being a nurse for just a year, I'm still asking so many questions! I always want to do the RIGHT way lol :)
    Dec 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. Giving meds together
    Question! Is it okay to give Ativan IV with dilaudid PO at the same time? Same goes for any narcotic and Ativan together? I ask nurses at work but never get a straight answer as they are always busy...
    Dec 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  6. Running K-Rider with NSS piggyback
    How would I run a K-rider with NSS for the purpose of burning sensation? I have ran the K-rider @ 50mL/hr with NSS piggybacked @ 50mL/hr as well on concurrent mode. Is this correct or is there...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  7. diluting IV push meds
    Do you still flush with 5cc before and after
    Nov 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  8. Hospital diets
    Okay so is gingerale okay with cardiac diet
    Nov 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Hospital diets
    So for our patients who are on heart healthy, carb controlled and renal diets, we have gingerale, cola, and juices plus pudding and jellos in our fridge. What is okay to give to patients on these...
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Adjusting IV drip rate
    My concern was for if the doc needed to be notified and change the order or if its the nurses discretion?
    Oct 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. Adjusting IV drip rate
    GRAY AREA! Can the nurse slow down the IV rate fore potassium or magnesium if the patient is complaining of burning or do we need to call the doctor to adjust the rate?
    Oct 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. Help with IV Potassium administration
    Changing the rate needs an order or is that at the nurses discretion?
    Oct 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. Dropped pills
    Or document it? Although I didn't. But for future reference, god for bid it happened again
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. Dropped pills
    So last night when I was giving my patient her meds in the med cup of course, she dropped them on the floor. It was her synthroid and oxycodone. I told her I would get new pills for her but she...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  15. Pain management
    Wouldn't you want to worry about the peak of the PO occurring at the time of IV onset?
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  16. Pain management
    So are you saying you give both together? Or space them out such as two hours apart? Sometimes the doc writes for breakthrough pain especially with the multiple IV pain med orders. Alternating with...
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  17. Pain management
    I'm having a difficult time understanding how to control pain in post-op patients. Last night my patient was on a PcA pump for the first 15 minutes of my shift, then was d/c'd. There were orders for...
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  18. Question about Ativan
    I always look into things too far but it's something that bothers me. I had a patient last night who had prn orders for two seperate Ativan orders. 2mg PO every 4 hours and 4mg IV every 2 hours....
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. IV vesicants and pain management
    I have a question about which IV meds cause burning at the site during infusion? I'm aware that potassium is one of those, which others? Also, What's the difference between vesicant and irritant...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. IV contrast dye
    I was wondering what medications besides metformin should be held 48 hours post IV contrast?
    Jan 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Benadryl use with Dilaudid.. just curious!
    Just trying to learn about the use of Benadryl and Dilaudid. Is benadryl usually given before Dilaudid or after? And why is it used with Dilaudid? I know itchy skin can be a side effect, but what...
    Dec 5, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  22. insulin help!!
    Didn't realize my post is a bother to you. Isn't this site for nursing advice and questions. I'm a new nurse, and criticizing my level of education is highly wrong on your part. Don't answer my post...
    Nov 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. insulin help!!
    If the docs gave parameters, I wouldn't be asking this question. They only give paramters for sliding scale. :/
    Nov 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. insulin help!!
    I'm not talking about sliding scale, the before meal dose
    Nov 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. insulin help!!
    I'm a new nurse and slightly confused. Should I hold AC insulin if blood sugar is below 70mg/dl but they are going to be eating a meal? Or would I administer the AC dose after the meal? As well as...
    Nov 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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