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The 140 MUST KNOW medications for nurses and nursing students. Each episode will discuss a commonly used medication in hospitals and ICUs that we as nurses will use each day. The #1 medication and pharmacology podcast. This is the perfect podcast for nursing students preparing for the NCLEX or practicing nurses preparing for the CCRN or other exams who want to increase their knowledge of pharmacology and pathopharm. The podcast for nurses and nursing students! Are you ready to sky rocket your nursing career to the next level? We cover test preparation (NCLEX CCRN etc), work life balance, pharmacology, theory, and more. Nursing is hard . . . learning it doesn't have to be! Jon Haws RN, the host has worked as a critical care registered nurse in a Level I Trauma hospital in Dallas, TX. Jon is the creator of NURSING.com. Visit the site and check out the books on Amazon.com We discuss current trends in the ICU, anatomy, physiology, nursing care, and much more. For full disclaimer information visit: nursing.com/about. NCLEX®, NCLEX-RN® are registered trademarks of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, INC

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Brought to you by NURSING.com, based on their #1 Online Nursing Pharmacology Course . . . Visit nursing.com/50meds to get our list of the 50 most prescribed medications.
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Nrsng/

The 140 MUST KNOW medications for nurses and nursing students. Each episode will discuss a commonly used medication in hospitals and ICUs that we as nurses will use each day. The #1 medication and pharmacology podcast. This is the perfect podcast for nursing students preparing for the NCLEX or practicing nurses preparing for the CCRN or other exams who want to increase their knowledge of pharmacology and pathopharm. The podcast for nurses and nursing students! Are you ready to sky rocket your nursing career to the next level? We cover test preparation (NCLEX CCRN etc), work life balance, pharmacology, theory, and more. Nursing is hard . . . learning it doesn't have to be! Jon Haws RN, the host has worked as a critical care registered nurse in a Level I Trauma hospital in Dallas, TX. Jon is the creator of NURSING.com. Visit the site and check out the books on Amazon.com We discuss current trends in the ICU, anatomy, physiology, nursing care, and much more. For full disclaimer information visit: nursing.com/about. NCLEX®, NCLEX-RN® are registered trademarks of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, INC

    Famotidine (Pepcid) Nursing Considerations

    Famotidine (Pepcid) Nursing Considerations

    Download the cheat: https://bit.ly/50-meds  View the lesson: https://bit.ly/FamotidinePepcidNursingConsiderations    Generic Name Famotidine
    Trade Name Pepcid
    Indication Short term treatment of active ulcer, GERD, treatment of heartburn, indigestion,
    management of Zollinger Ellison syndrome, prevention of GI bleeding in critically
    ill patients, management of symptoms associated with overuse of NSAIDs
    Action Blocks action of histamine located in gastric parietal cells, inhibits gastric acid
    secretion
    Therapeutic Class Antiulcer agent
    Pharmacologic Class Histamine H2 antagonist
    Nursing Considerations • May cause arrhythmias, agranulocytosis, aplastic anemias
    • Assess for abdominal pain and occult blood
    • Monitor CBC
    • Instruct pt to increase fluid and fiber intake to prevent constipation

    • 3 min
    Escitalopram (Lexapro) Nursing Considerations

    Escitalopram (Lexapro) Nursing Considerations

    Download the cheat: https://bit.ly/50-meds  View the lesson: https://bit.ly/EscitalopramLexaproNursingConsiderations    Generic Name Escitalopram
    Trade Name Lexapro
    Indication Major depressive disorder, anxiety disorder, PCD, PTSD, social phobia
    Action Increases the extracellular levels of serotonin in the synaptic cleft by selectively
    inhibiting its reuptake
    Therapeutic Class Antidepressant
    Pharmacologic Class SSRI
    Nursing Considerations • Contraindicated with MAOI
    • May cause suicidal thoughts, insomnia, drowsiness, diarrhea, nausea,
    serotonin syndrome
    • May cause QT prolongation with certain medications
    • Assess for sexual dysfunction
    • May take 4-6 weeks for full affect to take place
    • Monitor for serotonin syndrome (mental changes, NV, tachycardia,
    hyperthermia)

    • 3 min
    Erythromycin (Erythrocin) Nursing Considerations

    Erythromycin (Erythrocin) Nursing Considerations

    Download the cheat: https://bit.ly/50-meds  View the lesson:  https://bit.ly/ErythromycinErythrocinNursingConsiderations    Generic Name Erythromycin
    Trade Name E-Mycin
    Indication Useful in place of penicillin when patient cannot take penicillin, upper and lower
    respiratory tract infections, otitis media, skin infections, pertussis, syphilis,
    rheumatic fever
    Action Bacteriostatic: suppresses bacterial protein synthesis
    Therapeutic Class Anti-infective
    Pharmacologic Class Macrolide
    Nursing Considerations • Causes QT prolongation, ventricular arrhythmias
    • Diarrhea
    • Asses infection
    • Monitor liver function tests
    • Instruct patient to finish medication dosage even if they are feeling better
    • Medication should not be shared

    • 2 min
    Epoetin (Epogen) Nursing Considerations

    Epoetin (Epogen) Nursing Considerations

    Download the cheat: https://bit.ly/50-meds  View the lesson: https://bit.ly/EpoetinEpogenNursingConsiderations    Generic Name Epoetin
    Trade Name Epogen
    Indication Anemia
    Action Stimulates erythropoiesis (production of RBCs)
    Therapeutic Class Antianemic
    Pharmacologic Class Hormones
    Nursing Considerations Assess dialysis shunts
    Contraindicated in albumin hypersensitivity
    May cause
    Seizures
    CHF
    MI
    CVA
    Hypertension
    Do not shake vial
    Initiate seizure precautions
    Monitor
    Bleeding times
    Signs of anemia

    • 6 min
    Epinephrine (EpiPen) Nursing Considerations

    Epinephrine (EpiPen) Nursing Considerations

    Download the cheat: https://bit.ly/50-meds  View the lesson: https://bit.ly/EpinephrineEpiPenNursingConsiderations    Generic Name Epinephrine
    Trade Name Adrenalin, EpiPen
    Indication Asthma and COPD exacerbations, allergic reactions, cardiac arrest, anesthesia adjunct
    Action Affects both beta1 and beta2 also has alpha agonist properties resulting in bron-
    chodilation and increases in HR and BP. Inhibits hypersensitivity reactions.
    Therapeutic Class Antiasthmatic, bronchodilator, vasopressor
    Pharmacologic Class Adrenergic agonist
    Nursing Considerations • Side effects include: angina, tachycardia, hypertension, restlessness,
    nervousness, hyperglycemia
    • Use with MAOI may lead to hypertensive crisis
    • Patients should not use stimulants (caffeine, guarana, etc)
    • Excessive use may cause bronchospasm
    • Assess lung sounds, pulse, BP, and other hemodynamic parameters
    • Monitor for chest pain
    • Instruct patient to use as directed
    • Patient should insure adequate fluid intake to liquefy secretions
    • Mouth should be rinsed after inhalation
    • Beta blockers may negate effects
    • May increase blood glucose levels

    • 4 min
    Enoxaparin (Lovenox) Nursing Considerations

    Enoxaparin (Lovenox) Nursing Considerations

    Download the cheat: https://bit.ly/50-meds  View the lesson: https://bit.ly/EnoxaparinLovenoxNursingConsiderations    Generic Name Enoxaparin Trade Name Lovenox
    Indication Prevention of VTE, DVT, and PE
    Action Prevents thrombus formation by potentiating the inhibitory effect of antithrom-
    bin on factor Xa and thrombin. Enoxaparin is a low molecular weight heparin.
    Therapeutic Class Anticoagulant
    Pharmacologic Class Antithrombotic
    Nursing Considerations • Contraindicated in pork hypersensitivity
    • Monitor for signs of bleeding
    • Administer in subcutaneous tissue
    • DO NOT eject air bubble prior to injection
    • DO NOT aspirate or massage site

    • 3 min

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