Systemic lupus erythematosus
Acute spinal cord injury
Achieve optimal serum levels.
Ensure drug reliability.
Prevent steroid withdrawal syndrome.
An entirely separate condition.
The osteoporotic effect of long-term steroid use.
Deterioration in rheumatoid arthritis.
An excessively high dose of steroids.
Is a high cervical lesion.
Occurred less than 4 hours ago.
Occurred less than 8 hours ago.
Occurred more than 8 hours ago.
Steroids administered intravenously must be diluted.
Steroids administered intravenously can be either in diluted or undiluted form.
Steroids should be given IV push only.
Intravenous administration of steroids is contraindicated in acutely ill clients.
Risk for injury related to prolonged bleeding time. inhibition of platelet aggregation. and increased risk of GI bleeding.
Potential for injury related to GI toxicity and decrease in bleeding time.
Altered protection related to GI bleeding and increasing platelet aggregation.
Risk for injury related to thrombocytosis prolonged prothrombin time.
“I can crush the pills before i swallow them.”
“I should take the pills with antacids.”
“Taking the pills on an empty stomach will help absorption.”
“If the pills smell like vinegar. I should throw them out.”
Clients with dysmenorrhea
Clients with headaches
Clients with arthritis
Clients with renal failure
With orange juice
On an empty stomach