Medication Assistant- Wisconsin Technical Colleges
09
March

Medication Assistant- Wisconsin Technical Colleges

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

(Sharon:) A Medication Assistant is a person that helps dispense medications to patients in nursing homes or long-term care facilities. (Jody:) You learn all the different drug classes. You learn the effects they can have on the body-system, you learn the different ways of giving the medications. (Sharon:) You need to be a Certified Nursing […]



Medication Administration via Subcutaneous Injection
07
March

Medication Administration via Subcutaneous Injection

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , /

Hi I’m Sarah and today we’re going to do the skill of subcu injection. So I’m going to login to my computer here. Okay, so we have Morgan Brown MR number 281345 no known allergies, date of birth August 4th 1970. I’m gonna look for my order. Okay. I see here he has an order […]


“Red Zone Medication Safety Initiative” by Jennifer Engel for OPENPediatrics
07
March

“Red Zone Medication Safety Initiative” by Jennifer Engel for OPENPediatrics

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Red Zone Medication Safety Initiative, by Jennifer Engel, Beverly M. Small, and Ruth Brediger. [ALARM SOUNDING] [CELL PHONE RINGING, MOM ANSWERS AND STARTS CONVERSATION] [ANOTHER NURSE WALKS IN AND INTERRUPTS BEDSIDE NURSE ASKING FOR UPDATE ON THE PATIENT] Jen, can you give me an update on your patient for report tonight? She’s doing well. We’re […]


Ex 3: Medication Dosage Calculation Using a Proportion  – One Step
26
December

Ex 3: Medication Dosage Calculation Using a Proportion – One Step

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Welcome to a one step dosage calculation. We’re given an order for one hundred fifty thousand units of penicillin and the penicillin on hand is labeled two hundred fifty thousand units per milliliter. We want to know how much drug will be administered? To solve this problem, we use a proportion where we set two […]


Want to be a DOCTOR? Watch this!
26
December

Want to be a DOCTOR? Watch this!

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

I would sum it up as completely life changing, I would never ever of thought that I’d be able to do any of the things that I’ve done here. It was really eye opening. Meeting so many different people has been a crazy experience and really bonds you quickly together. Well you’re basically on vacation […]


Anti-anxiety medications
23
December

Anti-anxiety medications

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Check out the pharmacology section of thedrnurse.com for a helpful reference guide! Benzodiazepenes This class is exclusively for anxiety and sometimes insomnia The ‘pams Clonazepam, Lorazepam Enhance effects of GABA Side effects include sedation, drowsiness, lethargy RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION Dependence and tolerance is also a concern Benzos treat acute, SEVERE anxiety Atypical anxiolotyics=BuSpar BuSpar increases free […]


Ex 3: Medication Dosage Calculation Using a Proportion  – Two Steps
21
December

Ex 3: Medication Dosage Calculation Using a Proportion – Two Steps

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Welcome to a dosage calculation that requires multiple steps. The order is for three tablespoons of liquid every two hours for 12 hours. How many cc’s of the drug will a client receive over a 12 hour period. We’re gonna solve this problem using proportions. Which is formed by setting two rates or ratios equal […]


What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Doctor

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

It felt like yesterday that I was a pre-med in college and eager to begin the journey of becoming a doctor. Now that I have my M.D., I’d like to share with you some realities that you may not be aware of. These are the things I wish I knew before I became a doctor. […]


Ex: Medication Dosage Calculation Using a Proportion  – Multiple Steps
19
December

Ex: Medication Dosage Calculation Using a Proportion – Multiple Steps

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Welcome to a dosage calculation that requires multiple parts. A patient is to receive 0.3 cc per kilogram of a drug every two hours. The patients weighs 200 pounds. How many cc of the drug will the patient receive in 24 hours? We’re going to solve this problem using proportions. So looking at the given […]