Call a code
Ask the client to describe the symptoms.
Administer a beta2 adrenic agonist.
Administer a long-acting glucocorticoid.
Take two puffs to treat an acute asthma attack.
Rinse his mouth with water after each use.
Immediately stop taking his oral prednisone when he starts using AeroBid.
Not use his albuterol inhaler while he is taking AeroBid
Tell the parent to hold the inhaler for the child.
Ask the health care provider to switch to an oral medication.
Tell the parent that young children should not use inhalers.
Teach the child to use a spacer.
Question the order; three inhalers should not be given at one time.
Administer the albuterol first, wait five minutes and administer ipratropium bromide, followed by beclomethasone several minutes later.
Administer each inhaler at thirty minute intervals.
Administer beclomethasone first, wait two minutes, and administer ipratropium bromide, followed by the albuterol several minutes later.
"After you inhale the medication once, repeat until you obtain relief."
"Make sure that you puff out air repeatedly after you inhale the medication."
"Hold your breath for 10 seconds if you can after you inhale the medication."
"Hold the inhaler in your mouth, take a deep breath, and then compress the inhaler."
Take tylenol for headaches when taking albuterol.
Monitor for orthostatic hypotension every 2 hours when taking albuterol.
Monitor blood glucose levels every 4 hours when taking albuterol.
An antianxiety agent may be prescribed to help with nervousness.
They decrease inflammation.
They directly dilate the bronchi.
They stimulate the immune system.
They increase gas exchange in the alveoli.
Allergic reaction to the albuterol.
Expected adverse effect.
Indication that he has received an overdose of the medication.
Idiosyncratic creation of the medications.
I know how you feel, i miss my coffee too.
I can get some coffee for you, ill be right back.
Its important not to take coffee or other caffeinated products with this medication as it may cause an increased HR as well as other problems.
You've been on this medication for a few days, i can call your prescriber to ask whether you can have some coffee.
"I will not drink grapefruit juice while taking this drug."
"I may gain weight as a result of taking this medication."
"This inhaler is not to be used alone to treat an acute asthma attack."
"Nausea and vomiting are common adverse effects of this medication."
The patient uses albuterol (Proventil) before any aerobic exercise.
The patient says that the asthma symptoms are worse every spring.
The patient's heart rate increases after using the albuterol (Proventil) inhaler.
The patient's only medications are albuterol (Proventil) and salmeterol (Serevent).
Albuterol (Ventolin) 2.5 mg per nebulizer
Methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol) 60 mg IV
Salmeterol (Serevent) 50 mcg per dry-powder inhaler (DPI)
Triamcinolone (Azmacort) 2 puffs per metered-dose inhaler (MDI)
Administer the medication as ordered.
Hold the dose and notify the doctor for further orders.
Administer the medication as ordered but hold the next day's dose.
Check the patient’s blood glucose prior to administering the medication.
Onset: 15 minutes, Duration: 3 hours
Onset: 2 hours, Duration: 16 hours
Onset: 30 minutes, Duration: 1 hour
Onset: 2 hours, Duration: 24 hours
Have the patient drink orange juice
Provide IV infusion of 50% glucose solution
Glucagon injection -- subcutaneous or intramuscular
Both b & C
extreme drug instability at stomach pH
hepatic "first-pass" effect
drug metabolized by gut flora
Tablet does not dissolve
Pellet implant under the skin (subcutaneous)
Time release capsule
i.m. injection of a drug-oil suspension
Route of administration
Patient's disease state
Patient's body composition
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