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NURS 2516 Clinical Medications Worksheets

(You will need to make additional copies of these forms)

Generic Name Trade Name Classification Dose Route Time/frequency

acetaminophen tylenol Nonopioid 325 mg PO Q 4 hr. PRN
analgesic 500 mg TID PRN
Peak Onset Duration For IV meds, compatibility with IV drips and /or solutions
PO: 0.5-1 hr PO: 1-3 hr 3-8 hr

Mechanism of action and indications Nursing Implications (what to focus on)

(Why med ordered) Contraindications/warnings/interactions
pain, increased temperature
Inhibits the synthesis of prostaglandins that may serve as
mediators of pain and fever, primarily in the CNS Common side effects

Interactions with other patient drugs, OTC or herbal Lab value alterations caused by medicine
medicines (ask patient specifically) May alter results of blood glucose monitoring.
none Increased serum bilirubin, LDH, AST, ALT, and prothrombin time
may indicate hepatotoxicity
Be sure to teach the patient the following about this
Advise patient to avoid alcohol

Nursing Process- Assessment Assessment Evaluation

(Pre-administration assessment) Why would you hold or not give this Check after giving
Pain: Assess type, location, and intensity prior to med? Relief of mild pain
and 30-60 min following administration If pain and/or fever has diminished, Reduction of fever
Fever: Assess fever; note presence of associated
signs (diaphoresis, tachycardia, and malaise)
and pt no longer needs med