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B. Wright

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Zoloft and Wellbutrin are antidepressant. These medications help people who are depressed in managing their concerns, worries, and depression. They do this by enhancing the work of hormone responsible for happiness in the body. Zoloft is just the brand name for sertraline.

Apart from being an antidepressant drug, it can be used to treat stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and anxiety disorder. Wellbutrin, on the other hand, is also an antidepressant drug used in the treatment of major depression. It can also be used as a smoking cessation drug. Another significant difference between the two medications is that Wellbutrin was manufactured earlier than Zoloft.

Moreover, Wellbutrin is just a brand name for bupropion. Both can result in different side effects. Side effects like headache, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, dizziness can be experienced when you use Wellbutrin, while you can experience something like fatigue, sweating, ejaculation disorder, insomnia when you use Zoloft.

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R. Jones

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CCU and ICUs are two types of care units. CCU can stand for either Coronary Care Unit or Cardiac Care Unit., while ICU stands for intensive care unit. CCU can also stand for Critical Care Unit. Though there names are different, they are both types of intensive care units. CCU specializes in care for disorders of the heart.

The ICU is more of a general care unit, in which those without heart disorders can be cared for. Other than that, both units are the same. Care by both teams is provided by a special group of doctors, therapists, and nurses.

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B. Wright

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Some people feel that Klonopin and Xanax are the same but actually, they are not. They have some differences that you need to be familiar with so that you can be aware of why one type is being prescribed more than the other. Klonopin is being used to treat panic disorders.

This can also be effective in controlling seizures. Xanax is a drug that should be taken to control blood levels. This may need to be taken more frequently as compared to Klonopin. There are some people who may become dependent on these drugs especially if they need to be taken for a long period of time

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B. Wright

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NSAIDs and Acetaminophen are both pain relievers that people may use especially when they are experiencing some muscle pain. These may also be taken by those who have a fever. One example of acetaminophen is Tylenol. This type of medication is processed in the liver which explains why it should not be taken often. NSAIDs are processed in different parts of the body.

The main difference between the two is that NSAIDs will have the ability to reduce inflammation and can also be effective in getting rid of irritation and swelling. This is not something that Acetaminophen will be able to do. Acetaminophen will be more effective in getting rid of headaches that may be caused by fatigue or stress.

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A multi-dose vial is pretty much the way it sounds. It is one medication that comes in liquid form, but it contains two or more types of medicines that can be taken together. On the outside of the vial, there is a label that describes all of the medication that is included in the one bottle.

Only one patient should be allowed to take the multi-dose vial due to it being made specifically for that one patient based on that patient’s medical background and the need for the drugs. When a patient goes into surgery, usually a patient will need to take several different types of medications and they need to be taken fast, so a multi-dose vial of medicine will be given to him or her.

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Some people must receive medications by shots or injections. Many children and even adults cry or show dislike strongly when they become aware that they are going to receive an injection. Many will try to avoid the injection or prefer to have the medicine taken orally.

After an injection, most of the time the patients are relieved that the shot or injection is over, but sometimes there can be pain experienced at the site of the injection. If a patient complains of burning pain at the injection site, they should immediately notify the nurse of the pain. Sometimes, this injection could be an I.M. injection and if this is the case, the nurse should apply a warm compress to the site.

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Right patient, right route, right drug,, right time, right dose , right documntation

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Amicar Elixir is a medication that is for those patients whose blood continues to flow out. Their blood does not clot like it should. Whenever you get a cut, the wound will start to bleed, but it doesn’t bleed forever. Instead the blood knows that it should clot.

That causes the blood to stop flowing out of you. In some cases, the patient’s body does not allow blood clotting, so medication needs to be taken in case the patient gets hurt and bleeds.

The bleeding will stop. If a nurse administers four grams of the Amicar Elixir and the bottle is labeled for two hundred and fifty milligrams per one milligram, then the patient should be administered with sixteen milliliters of the medication.

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A normal saline solution is made with sodium chloride solution. It is sometimes given intravenously. It is given a lot of times for dehydration because the person needs more fluids in their system. In a normal saline solution, most of the solution is water and only a small portion is salt which is the sodium chloride.

As a matter of fact, less than one percent of the solution is the salt. Normal saline solutions are used for other reasons. One is to wash out the nose and other orifices if they get clogged with mucous and other junk. The nurse should set the flow rate of a normal saline solution for her patients to a certain amount. This would be twenty-one gtt per minute.

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There have been many times when an elderly person can’t remember or has trouble figuring things out. This just comes with age. Sometimes, a daughter or son of an elderly person will be responsible for administering their medication to them to make sure that they take the correct amount or they take the medication in the right order. Sometimes, medication must be taken where one pill must be ingested prior to another.

This may be very important. If an elderly patient is having difficulty learning about their ordered medications, it is helpful and needed for a nurse to teach the patient about the newly ordered drug. The problem the patient is having with remembering the ordered medication is known as sensory deficits due to the problem with one of the senses.

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