KEY MEDICATIONS

  1. coumadin or warfarin: until a therapeutic level is reached
    Check INR (International Normalized Ratio), the current lab results that monitor PT prothrombin time (clotting), BEFORE next dose.
  2. coumadin or warfarin teaching
    Excess leafy greens (any foods rich in vitamin K should be avoided because they reduce the effectiveness of drug, which works by inhibiting the hepatic synthesis of vitamin K.

    (Prior to use as blood thinner, it was used to kill rats by causing hemmorage.)
  3. Epinephrine
    is an α-adrenergic agonist, which causes mucosal vasoconstriction and subsequently relieves bronchospasm. It can be used to treat:

    asthma
  4. Hold BP meds for?
    • S <= 100 or
    • D <= 60 or
    • HR <= 60

    Unless specific Rx "hold" info given
Author
TomWruble
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236196
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KEY MEDICATIONS
Description
key nursing medication support
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