Intravenous; Delivered through a vein
Intravenous Push; Brief injection through a vein
Intravenous Piggy Back; In tandem with, usually with normal saline
Intramuscular; Directly into the muscle
Subcutaneous; Directly into the skin
Per Os; Orally, by the mouth
Per Rectum; Rectally, into the rectum
Sub-Lingual; Under the tongue
Drops; Droplet, i.e. an ophthalmic eye drops
Intravenous Drip; Continuous injection through a vein.
Inhaled Nebulizer; Inhaled mist
Transdermal; Directly through the skin
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Medication name --> Dosage Strength --> Route
Levaquin 750mg IVPB
Tylenol 1g PO
Morphine 2.5mg IVP
Advanced Cardiac Support
used during cardiac resuscitation efforts
Used for correcting abnormal rhythms in the heart
Used to treat or protect against bacterial infections
1-Anticoagulants and 2-Thrombolytics
1-Thin blood [for blood clots] and 2-break apart clots that have already formed [dangerous!]
Used to decrease the likelihood of seizures
Used to reduce nausea and vomiting
Used to reverse allergic reactions
Used to increase blood glucose levels
Used to decrease blood glucose levels
Used to decrease blood pressure
Used to decrease psychotic behavior
Used to decrease feelings of anxiousness
Used to dilate the airways and improve respiratory function
Steroids used to decrease inflammation
Used to ease gastrointestinal discomforts
Used to induce anesthesia prior to a procedure that requires sedation
Used to numb a localized area of tissue, usually for wound repairs
Used to relax muscle tension or spasms
Used to counteract opioid overdose
Used to paralyze the muscles of the body, usually used to prepare the patient for intubation.
Used to treat hypokalemia [low potassium]
Used to calm, or mildly sedate the patient
Used to dilate blood vessels to improve blood flow
Used to treat dizziness associated with vertigo
various medications involving burns, skin tears, bilirubin increase, corneal abrasions, and Esophageal FB.
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