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patient is taking digoxin and has Supraventricular tachycardia, what lab values are important
potassium levels; hypokalemia increases risk for digoxin toxicity
when administering topical nitroglycerin treatment..
make sure old ointment is removed and skin is cleaned before applying new ointment
digoxin immue fab (digibind)
digoxin antidote, used when potassium serum levels are greater than 5mg/ml
viagra, only allowed 10 pills per month on insurance, nitroglycerin must be tapered down before viagra use
caused by virus, treated with antihistamines and cough suppressants, pallative not curative treatment.
used in acute asthma, adjuct to COPD
serum levels must be tested for drug levels
antiinflammatory, enchances activity of beta agonists
*too much can cause oral thrush
elevated fasting blood glucose (higher than 110 mg/dl) 3 P's
Polyuria- increase urination, Polydipsia- excessive thirst, polyphagia- excessive hunger
Type 1 diabetes
lack of insulin production, usually diagnosed in kids, need insuilin.
complications- diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)
parenteral anemia drug
* may cause anaphlactic reaction, test dose is given in first hour, have cpr equipment near.
ferric gluconate, iron sucrose
used in renal disease, less risk for anaphylaxis,
adverse effects is hypotension
reduces severe diarrhea, flushing, hypotension that occur with carcinoid crisis (cancer).
*may impair gallbladder function
*monitor patients glucose
vasocontrictor used in hypotensive emergencies, gi bleeding, pulseless cardiac arrest.
*used in ER, ICU
Bile Acid sequestrants
cholestryamine, prevent resorption of bile acids in small intestine. Used with partial bilary obstruction.
cholesterol absorption inhibitor, recommended only when patients dont respond to other therapy
patient education for clotting drugs
prevent bruising, bleeding, tissue injury, no sitting for too long (ex. plane rides, road trips.
if dig patient misses dose..
can still take it if it has been less than 12 hours, if it has been more than 12 hrs call DR
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