Nursing and Patient Medications Articles

Patient Medications is the place for Licensed Nurses to discuss patient medication administration, interactions, and specifics regarding dosing. It is NOT a place for medical advice nor will it replace your medication reference material or pharmacist input. General info about meds and hospital policy can be discussed.

Anyone Who Says They Don't is Lying: Medication Error
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BonnieSc

Anyone Who Says They Don't is Lying: Medication Error

Like most students, I thought the 5 Rights of Medication Administration were a little... bogus. I wasn't a kid; surely I could be depended on to have common sense....

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Warfarin (Coumadin) Toxicity: Be Careful

Warfarin (Coumadin), a vitamin K antagonist, is the most commonly prescribed oral anticoagulant medication in use today. This drug is widely used because it is...

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TheCommuter

Protect Your Patients When Giving Promethazine (Phenergan)

Promethazine is a widely-used medication in healthcare facilities because it has multiple uses. It contains antiemetic (anti-nausea), sedative, antihistamine, and...

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VivaLasViejas

End of the (Med) Error: or, How NOT To Bomb Your Survey

As any nurse knows, a state survey or JCAHO inspection tends to bring out the worst in a facility. And as any nurse-manager knows, the survey team usually uncovers...

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Lantus (Insulin Glargine): Scratching The Surface

The cells of the human body require a continual stream of energy at all times in the form of glucose, and insulin is the the vehicle that allows this glucose to...

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The Hunger Games

`urp` groannnnnnn...... How in the name of all that is reasonable is it possible to eat this much and not blow up??! I just polished off a two-enchilada dinner,...

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Playing With Fire: Seeing "Noncompliance" In A New Light

I guess it was meant to happen. Another failed experiment....another life lesson learned. Like most people in the healthcare professions, I make a lousy patient....

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Be Vigilant About Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Toxicity

Acetaminophen, a medication used for the relief of pain and fever, is a common staple in medicine cabinets around the world and can be found in both...

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