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Nurses make their own drugs???

Specializes in ER. Has 3 years experience.

Hi,

Just wanted to share something funny. Our Chemistry instructor was telling us today why Chem is so important for nurses. He actually said, "By the end of the semester we will be making asprin and this is the kind of thing that you need to know to be successful in nursing"

So tell me do you make your drugs fresh when they order? Or do you make a whole bottle at once?:chuckle

Tracy

LOL.

I made aspirin in high school AP chemistry.

Took it for a headache. Worked like a charm.

Would I recommend doing that? No ... :uhoh21:

Hi,

Just wanted to share something funny. Our Chemistry instructor was telling us today why Chem is so important for nurses. He actually said, "By the end of the semester we will be making asprin and this is the kind of thing that you need to know to be successful in nursing"

So tell me do you make your drugs fresh when they order? Or do you make a whole bottle at once?:chuckle

Tracy

We made Aspirin in Chem. 1 lab. Wish I remembered the recipe...

Involves oil of wintergreen if I remember correctly.

wow that sounds cool... I will have to ask a person that I know that is in nursing school if they got to do that....But I agree I might not want to do that at home. Never know what you can get arrested for these days.

we did this in I think my chemistry 102 class about 3 years ago...

the Proff. didn't mention that nursing students would be doing it for years to come though :p

anyway, here's a site that explains the process.

http://www.kolias.com/science/aspirin.htm

Now where do I get the chemicals? joking. Seems more complicated than I remember.

we did this in I think my chemistry 102 class about 3 years ago...

the Proff. didn't mention that nursing students would be doing it for years to come though :p

anyway, here's a site that explains the process.

http://www.kolias.com/science/aspirin.htm

hospitalstaph

Specializes in ER. Has 3 years experience.

I am so dissapointed! Darn I will not be making my own drugs??? Well I always have the knowledge of bonding atoms to fall back on if this nursing thing doesn't work out:)

Still laughing,

Tracy

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