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What would be the nurse's appropriate action when the physician writes a medication order for meperidine (Demerol) 500 mg?

What would be the nurse's appropriate action when the physician writes a medication order for meperidine (Demerol) 500 mg?

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A. Give the medication as ordered.
B. Clarify the order with the pharmacy.
C. Clarify the order with the physician.
D. Clarify the order with another nurse on the unit.
Asked by Samuel, Last updated: Jan 22, 2020

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L. Hawkes

L. Hawkes, Teacher, Memphis

Answered Oct 15, 2018

Demerol is a drug brand that most people recognize as a drug that is used to treat a person’s pain. It is considered to be an opioid which can be addictive. Since it is classified into this...Read More
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Clarify the order with the physician.-rationale: the nurse must call the physician to clarify the order because meperidine 500 mg isnt a safe dosage and the physicians order is incomplete. the order...Read More
 

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