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CHECKLIST FOR VITAL SIGNS

CHECKLIST FOR VITAL SIGNS

Taking the TEMPERATURE Explain the procedure to the patient.                                                                  Get the thermometer, disinfect from bulb to stem. Read the thermometer if in the level of 35ºC, if not shake the...

ACETAMINOPHEN, PARACETAMOL

ACETAMINOPHEN, PARACETAMOL

(a-seat-a-mee’noe-fen) Abenol, A’Cenol, Acephen, Anacin-3, Anuphen, APAP, Atasol , Campain , Datril Extra Strength, Dolanex, Exdol , Halenol, Liquiprin, Panadol, Pedric, Robigesic , Rounox , Tapar, Tempra, Tylenol, Valadol Classifications:...

AMIODARONE HYDROCHLORIDE

AMIODARONE HYDROCHLORIDE

(a-mee’oh-da-rone) Cordarone, Amio-Aqueous, Pacerone Classifications: cardiovascular agent; antiarrhythmic, class iii Pregnancy Category: D NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Monitor BP carefully during infusion and slow the infusion if significant...

AMLODIPINE

AMLODIPINE

(am-lo’di-peen) Norvasc Classifications: cardiovascular agent; calcium channel blocker; antihypertensive agent Prototype: Nifedipine Pregnancy Category: C NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Monitor BP for therapeutic effectiveness. BP reduction is greatest...

AMOXICILLIN

AMOXICILLIN

(a-mox-i-sill’in) Amoxil, Apo-Amoxi , Larotid, Novamoxin, Polymox, Sumox, Trimox, Utimox, Wymox, DisperMox Classifications: antiinfective; antibiotic; aminopenicillin Prototype: Ampicillin Pregnancy Category: B NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Determine previous hypersensitivity reactions...

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

(eye-soe-sor’bide) Coronex , Dilatrate-SR, Iso-Bid, Isordil, Isotrate, Novosorbide , Sorbitrate, Sorbitrate SA Classifications: cardiovascular agent; nitrate vasodilator Prototype: Nitroglycerin Pregnancy Category: C NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Monitor effectiveness of drug...

METRONIDAZOLE

METRONIDAZOLE

(me-troe-ni’da-zole) Flagyl, Flagyl ER, Flagyl IV RTU, Flagyl 375, Metizol, Metric 21, Metro I.V., MetroGel, MetroGel Vaginal, MetroLotion, Noritate, Protostat Classifications: antiinfective; antitrichomonal; amebicide; antibiotic Pregnancy Category: B NURSING IMPLICATIONS...

AMIODARONE HYDROCHLORIDE

AMIODARONE HYDROCHLORIDE

(a-mee’oh-da-rone) Cordarone, Amio-Aqueous, Pacerone Classifications: cardiovascular agent; antiarrhythmic, class iii Pregnancy Category: D NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Monitor BP carefully during infusion and slow the infusion if significant...

VASOPRESSIN INJECTION

VASOPRESSIN INJECTION

(vay-soe-press’in) Pitressin Classifications: hormones and synthetic substitutes; pituitary (antidiuretic) Pregnancy Category: X NURSING IMPLICATIONS Assessment & Drug Effects Monitor infants and children closely. They are more susceptible to volume disturbances...