Rank #1: Metoclopramide (Reglan) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
Feb 23 2017
Rank #3: Acyclovir (Zovirax) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
Aug 09 2017
Rank #5: Amiodarone (Cordarone) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
Aug 21 2017
Rank #7: BUN (Blood Urea Nitrogen) What is it? What does it mean?
What exactly is BUN? Why should you be calling it B.U.N and not bun (like a hot dog bun)? This video covers the basics of BUN, how it is formed, why it is measured, and why we even care.
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Mar 04 2015
Rank #8: Carafate (Sucralfate)
Nov 26 2014
Rank #9: Ketorolac: Toradol (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, nonopioid analgesics)
Generic Name ketorolac Trade Name Toradol Indication pain Action pain relief due to prostaglandin inhibition by blocking of the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX) Therapeutic Class nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, nonopioid analgesics Pharmacologic Class pyrroziline carboxylic acid Nursing Considerations may cause GI bleeding, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, anaphylaxis, drowsiness should not exceed 5 days of therapy bleeding risk increased with […]
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Jun 27 2016
Rank #10: Hydrochlorothiazide – Diuretic use in hospitals and ICUs
Diuretcs are important medications that will be given very often in your nursing career for a variety of illnesses. Check out our book “140 Must Know Meds” medoftheday.com
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Dec 18 2014
Rank #11: Alteplase (t-PA) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
Aug 18 2017
Rank #12: Warfarin (Coumadin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
Jun 01 2018
Rank #14: Heparin: Hep-Lock (anticoagulant)
Generic Name heparin Trade Name Hep-Lock Indication Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis and treatment, low dose used to ensure patency of IV catheters Action increases the inhibitory effect of antithrombin on factor Xa Therapeutic Class anticoagulant Pharmacologic Class antithrombotic Nursing Considerations monitor for signs of bleeding monitor platelet count may cause hyperkalemia have patient report any signs […]
May 27 2016
Rank #17: Hydromorphone: Dilaudid (opioid Analgesic, allergy, cold and cough remedies, antitussive)
Generic Name hydromorphone Trade Name Dilaudid Indication moderate to severe pain Action alters the perception and reaction to pain by binding to opiate receptors in the CNS, also suppresses the cough reflex Therapeutic Class Opioid Analgesic, allergy, cold and cough remedies, antitussive Pharmacologic Class opioid agonist Nursing Considerations Assess BP, respirations, and pulse before and […]
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Jun 06 2016
Rank #18: Chest Tube Nursing Care | Video
Sorry it’s been so long since my last podcast! We have been working away here at NURSING.com on some great new products for you! Anyway, this video cover nursing care for the patient with a chest tube. These can be scary and complex patient the first time but if you keep in mind a few […]
Mar 13 2015
Rank #19: Hydrochlorothiazide: HydroDiuril (antihypertensives, diuretics)
Generic Name hydrochlorothiazide Trade Name HydroDiuril Indication Hypertension, CHF, renal dysfunction, cirrhosis, glucocorticoid therapy Action Increases sodium and water excretion and produces arterial vasodilation Therapeutic Class antihypertensives, diuretics Pharmacologic Class thiazide diuretics Nursing Considerations May cause dizziness, hypokalemia, hyponatremia, hypophosphatemia, hypomagnesemia, dehydration Hypokalemia can increase risk for digoxin toxicity Monitor blood pressure and intake and […]
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Jun 01 2016