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[Med/surg] What are top 5 drugs your floor uses?

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I am still going thru orientation and a friend gave me a suggestion that I liked. He said most floors keep a list of the top 5-10 drugs they use on a regular basis by their Pixis to list name/generic names/potential side effects and incompatabilities. He recomended, go by your floor and ask them for a copy of it to study in down time and that will give you a little boost of knowldge when you start on your floor. Help the ego so you feel like you at least know SOMETHING beyond how to give a bedbath on day one =P

So I went up to the floor, ran into my soon to be manager and asked her if I could get a copy of that list. She loved the idea and zipped off to get it for me. Then she came back looking a little down saying, she could not find it. We joked, she told me just to look up and memorize everything I could about Dilaudid =P

So any other Med/surg folk recomend a few other common drugs that you use pretty much constantly?

Thanks!

That's a pretty good question. Personally I give Dilaudid, Morphine, Norco, Zofran and Phenergan more than any other drug. A close second to that little group would be Metoprolol, Protonix, Lovenox and insulin. I also give tons of antibiotics with the majority being Zosyn and Rochephin. I am interested to hear what others will say.

That's a pretty good question. Personally I give Dilaudid, Morphine, Norco, Zofran and Phenergan more than any other drug. A close second to that little group would be Metoprolol, Protonix, Lovenox and insulin. I also give tons of antibiotics with the majority being Zosyn and Rochephin. I am interested to hear what others will say.

The only thing I can think to add is Toradol, Mucinex and Decadron.

KimberlyRN89, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg/urology.

That is tough. Morphine gets my #1 vote though, followed by lovenox, Percocet, vancomycin, and insulin.

THELIVINGWORST, ASN, RN

Specializes in Public Health. Has 4 years experience.

@Bas22 basically nailed it.

That's a pretty good question. Personally I give Dilaudid, Morphine, Norco, Zofran and Phenergan more than any other drug. A close second to that little group would be Metoprolol, Protonix, Lovenox and insulin. I also give tons of antibiotics with the majority being Zosyn and Rochephin. I am interested to hear what others will say.

That's pretty much my list as well. We also give Levaquin a lot!

vintagemother, ADN, CNA, LVN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Psych, Geri, LTC, Tele.

I know you said med-surg, but we use a lot of: depakote, seroquel, Ativan, klonopin, cogentin. Just to name a few. Guess what type of unit I work in? Lol!

That's a pretty good question. Personally I give Dilaudid, Morphine, Norco, Zofran and Phenergan more than any other drug. A close second to that little group would be Metoprolol, Protonix, Lovenox and insulin. I also give tons of antibiotics with the majority being Zosyn and Rochephin. I am interested to hear what others will say.

While on med surg, I also gave a ton of Levaquin and Flagyl.

Also, quite a bit of Lasix

Not to mention docusate and senna.

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 10 years experience.

Flagyl, Levaquin, Vancomycin, Humalog, Lantus, Morphine, Zofran, Dilaudid, Lovenox, Protonix.

Aurora77

Specializes in Med Surg. Has 4 years experience.

Great question! I think my top ten would have to be: dilaudid, morphine, zofran, heparin (sub Q), flagyl, Ancef, insulin (lantus and novolog), vancomycin, levaquin, metoprolol.

DisneyNurseGal, BSN, RN

Has 8 years experience.

Vanco, Zosyn, protonix, Lovenox, Morphine, Metroprolol, Heparin (Injection and GTT), All kinds of insulin, gabapentin, Zofran

In addition to the meds already listed, I frequently give Sennakot or Docusate.

Zosyn, dilaudid, ancef, norco, Ativan, protonix, heparin, beta blockers, insulin, lasix.

Dilaudid, morphine, zofran, protonix, vanco, levaquin, flagyl, tylenol, restoril, ativan, insulin