Break the tablet in half and administer to Mr. Smith.
Ensure the tablet is scored, break it in half, take Mr. Smiths pulse to ensure it is greater than 50, check the dose with another nurse and then administer drug, staying with Mr. Smith until he has swallowed the pill.
Call the pharmacy and ask them to supply the right dose
Call the physician to see if the dose can be increased to 0.50 mgms so that it will be easier to administer.
Put some adhesive tape on it and carry on with the bath.
Document this when you are charting later.
Place some tape over the patch to ensure it stays on. Determine if Mrs. Jay is having any pain as poor contact can lead to poor absorption of the drug. Document your findings. You will follow up throughout your shift to ensure that Mrs. Jay is receiving full benefit from her drug.
Remove the patch and have replace it with a new one and change the dates it is to be administered. The three day cycle will now be different.
He should take it regularly once a day. He should never skip a dose.
Digoxin slows and strengthens the beat of his heart, he should take his pulse daily and inform his doctor if he finds it lower that 50 beats per minute.
Digoxin slows and strengthens the beat of his heart, he should take his pulse daily and inform his doctor if he finds it lower that 50 beats per minute. Any dizziness or lightheadedness should be reported right away. He should take his dose every day at approximately the same time.
You don't know much about this drug but you will ask the doctor to talk to him.
The person ordering the drug, the pharmacist or your supervisor.
Your co-worker or team member
Your nursing instructor as you are still a student.
No one, you think you have the right dose.
She is right, if she feels better she can stop. She can save for the next time she feels unwell.
Medication should be taken as directed and if she does not finish the entire course of medication she is likely to have a recurrence and the drug will become ineffective. You can warn her that "superbugs" that are resistant to antibiotics were created in part by incorrect use of antibiotics.
Three days is never long enough for a treatment. She should use it for at least seven days.
You should not comment on this as Mrs. Jackson is only your neighbour, not a friend and you don't want to interfere.
Noting the patient's age and, when appropriate, weight
Give the patient website addresses where he or she can learn more about the drug
Explain what the medication is and does, as well as its potential side effects
Tell the patient to read the detailed sheet that accompanies the medication
Do nothing, it just confuses the patient
To prevent alterations by the patient
To use up more space on the prescription form
Numbers written out are more legible
To help the pharmacist understand the prescription
Challenge it – get clarification and confirmation from her supervisor and/ or the doctor
Administer it since it is unlikely that the doctor and/or pharmacist made a mistake
Administer it as there likely won’t be any adverse side effects
Don’t administer it and make a note in the patient’s chart as to reasons why
Other prescription medications
An enteric-coated medication should be given.
Any medication will not be absorbed as easily because of the nausea problem.
A parenteral route is the route of choice.
A rectal suppository must be administered.
“How much do you weigh?”
“What medication are you currently taking?”
“We’ll have to take away your sedatives if you keep taking them during the day”
“Have you been taking other substances than those ordered by the physician?”
Prevent stress ulcer
Block prostaglandin synthesis
Facilitate protein synthesis.
Enhance gas exchange
Only the nurse’s—she should have checked the allergies before administering the medication.
Only the physician’s—she gave the order, the nurse is obligated to follow it.
Only the pharmacist’s—he should alert the floor to possible allergic reactions.
The pharmacist, physician, and nurse are all liable for the mistake
Have a shorter half-life.
Have decreased distribution.
Have increased absorption.
Call the physician if she has any breathing difficulties
Take it with meals so it doesn’t cause an upset stomach
Take all of the medication prescribed even if the symptoms stop sooner
Not share the pills with anyone else
Give her the next ordered dose of MS.
Give her a back rub, put on some light music, and dim the lights in the room.
Report your findings to the MD, requesting an alternate medication order
Be obtained from the physician.
call her daughter to come and sit with her.
Draw up and administer the dose
Shake the vial in an attempt to disperse the clumps
Draw the dose from a new vial
Warm the bottle under running water to dissolve the clump
Take the medication on an empty stomach
Take the medication with an antacid
Avoid exposure to sunlight
Limit alcohol to 2 ounces per day
Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid, ASA)
To take the medication with food only
To rise slowly from a lying to a sitting position
To discontinue the medication if nausea occurs
That a therapeutic effect will be noted immediately