Test one study guide! In our first week of fundamentals we have gone over many topics such as medical errors throughout the hospital, medication administration, dosage calculations, and PPE. I have taken out the points that I think are important to review and put them into this study guide. So take a look and I may post one with my answers depending on what is most useful to you. Here is the Fundamentals study guide #1.
Whats up student nurses? I have the acetaminophenoxcodone Med cards done. It is in the same format as before and has the generic information filled in that is not specific to the situation.
A few things I would like to say about these drugs is that they both are for pain but are varied widely in the pain levels that they treat. If a person would have high 9/10 or 10/10 pain levels the acetaminophen would be extremely dangerous and toxic to the liver at the level needed to treat that pain. On the other hand a strong opioid like oxycodone would cause excessive and unneeded CNS depression for mild pain levels and the small dose may not be available to give PO at the therapeutic range needed for that level. Just a quick thought, I hope this is useful to you.
My friend brought it to my attention that Percocet is a mix of oxycodone and acetaminophen. Please take a note of this and I will change it later today.
Here is a Blankmedcard for you guys, it is in a half page format but can be altered to fit more or fewer per page as needed. These are for our labs and clinicals to have a quick resource to refer to and help with medication administration.