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  1. Kristi Van Winkle

    Pushing Back on a "Pill for every Ill"

    Polypharmacy has swept the country. More than 40 percent of older Americans regularly take five or more prescription drugs, and nearly 20 percent take 10 or more. In addition to side effects, many medicines disrupt key nutrients in the body. There’s ...
  2. Resident Resistant To Taking Meds

    I am the Resident Care Supervisor at a Retirement/Assisted Living facility. When we nurses administer medication we have several residents we have to supervise take their meds because they forget to take them. We have one resident who is very very re...
  3. Jedrnurse

    Leftovers (meds, not food...)

    What do you all do with the inevitable unclaimed meds left in your med closet?
  4. Pulling Meds For Another Nurse To Pass

    I refused to pull meds for another nurse to pass. Although the meds would of still been in the sealed package and pill bottles placed in the patients box, I refused. I cannot guarantee the other nurse passing them will verify correctly and/or adminis...
  5. My question is: If a physician writes a valid order for a non-controlled medication in a prison setting and the medication (Hydroxyzine) has not yet arrived, is it beyond the nurse's scope of practice to provide the inmate with an available dose of t...
  6. I have a questions regarding medications and mixing of medications. When giving multiple medications through a nasogastric feeding tube, you must crush and give separately and flush in between to prevent the medications from interacting with each ot...
  7. Asked to change my Nursing Note...

    Hi guys, I just wanted a sounding board for this. I worked this weekend as a Supervisor, I’m an RN. We had a patient who needed Narcan, he had an order for it and we have a Narcan policy in the building. I went to the Med room to get it and it wasn’...
  8. What are off-limit medications for school setting?

    I had a parent try to have me administer prednisolone to her child. The prescription was once a day for 5 days and the reason was for an asthma exacerbation. However, for several reasons, we decided that she should administer this medication at home....
  9. Medications For Staff

    Do you keep medications like tylenol or ibuprofen for staff in your office? When I first came to this school there were several bottles of otc meds left, not students meds. They have since expired and been disposed of but the teachers come in and ask...
  10. J.Adderton

    Heat, Humidity and Protecting the Heart

    The hot and humid “dog days of summer” can cause heat stress in healthy people. For those with existing heart disease, typical summer weather can be downright dangerous. Studies have shown heat and humidity are hard on the heart. Heart disease, esp...
  11. I've been working in psych for almost 2 years. I've been putting haldol, benadryl and ativan in the same syringe for the entire time I've been working this specialty. I remember asking about this when I first started and told you can. I've never seen...
  12. Journey_On

    Checking Meds As A New Nurse

    I am a 3rd semester nursing student set to graduate in May 2009. I have some questions about when you are administering medications as a new nurse. When you first start out and are looking at the MAR for each of your patients, do you look up eve...
  13. 67 Medications Every New ER Nurse Must Master!

    Are you a brand new nurse that just obtained the first job in the Emergency Room? Or an experienced nurse that has decided to master a new specialty? Well, which ever boat you might be in, here is a head start for you. Below is a list of medications ...
  14. Most of us have likely searched for a bargain on an internet forum, like eBay or Craigslist. But, what about costly medications that are necessary for your health? A new study, published this month on JAMA Online, shows just how difficult it is for s...
  15. Medications in the Modern ED

    The is a collection of the most common medications encountered in emergency treatment (in my own experience). It is by no means exhaustive. On the contrary, I have made effort to remove medications that although may be textbook standards of care, I h...