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Current Most Common ED meds

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I am a new graduate RN and just got hired in the ED at a medical center in California. I want to start learning the common meds that I will be using. Any other advice is welcome as well :) Thank You!

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libran1984 has 4 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Emergency Nursing.

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Ativan - restlessness, anxiety

Benadryl- allergy, sedation

Toradol - inflammation ; excellent with kidney stones

Dilaudid- pain

Morphine - pain

Tylenol- fever

Motrin - fever, pain

Regular insulin

D50 - hypoglycemia

Zofran - nausea

Antivert- vertigo

Phenergan - nausea

Glucagen - hypoglycemia, and has side fx of smooth muscle relaxation for ppl with chicken bones caught in throat

Norco- pain

Zosyn - abx

Levaquin- abx

Rocephin - abx

Vancomycin - abx

Geodon- crazy ppl

Valium- anxiety

Labetalol - htn/aortic aneurysm

Adenosine - SVT

Nitro - CP; always establish an IV b4 administering, even if it's SL

Calcium gluconate - elevated potassium

Heparin - blood thinner

Lovenox - blood thinner

ASA- blood thinner

Uhm omg.., my finger is cramping from typing on my phone. Really review your cardiac meds and their push rates

Migraine cocktail- reglan, toradol, Benadryl

GI cocktail - donnital, viscous lidocaine, maalox

Hi-Potassium - 10 units of reg insulin and 1 amp of D50, keyexakate (spelling), calcium gluconate

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libran1984 has 4 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Emergency Nursing.

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Oh and...

Solumedrol - steroid to ease labored breathing

Unasyn- abx

Dexamethasone- steroid, push slowly or else sets the crotch on fire.

Protonix- GI bleed, ulcers, GERD

So much more

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