Jump to content

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

First Year   (2,822 Views | 14 Replies)

1,458 Profile Views; 26 Posts

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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2 Articles; 51 Posts; 4,207 Profile Views

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

426 Posts; 14,704 Profile Views

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

KimberlyRN89 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg/urology.

1,641 Posts; 23,725 Profile Views

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

THELIVINGWORST has 4 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Public Health.

1,381 Posts; 18,105 Profile Views

@Bas22 basically nailed it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1,295 Posts; 17,670 Profile Views

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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

vintagemother specializes in Med-Surg, Psych, Geri, LTC,.

2,708 Posts; 44,754 Profile Views

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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
by Guest

0 Posts; 0 Profile Views

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
by Guest

0 Posts; 0 Profile Views

Oh, and nebs...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nurse SMS has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

7 Followers; 6,407 Posts; 49,935 Profile Views

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Aurora77 has 4 years experience and specializes in Med Surg.

861 Posts; 16,144 Profile Views

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DisneyNurseGal has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN.

568 Posts; 11,908 Profile Views

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
×

This site uses cookies. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Read our Privacy, Cookies, and Terms of Service Policies to learn more.