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How does a furosemide work?
It is a loop diuretic that inhibits the reabsorption of sodium and chloride.
What are the adverse effects of furosemide?
electrolyte imbalance, ototoxicity, alteration in glucose levels, hypokalemia
What pt. teaching should you give about furosemide?
importance of follow up blood work for electrolyte levels
s/s to report to doctor
What should the ongoing assessment and evaluation include furosemide?
effects of the therapy. is it working. EDEMA and Lower Blood pressure
How do you give a pt. an ototoxic reaction to furosemide?
injecting it too fast. you need to inject it over 2 minutes or longer.
To avoid a severe drop in blood pressure what should you do when giving furosemide
titrate it slowly
After giving furosemide how long will it take to see the effect?
30 minutes and they will need to pee.
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