Flashcards in Corticosteriods Deck (8)
Most corticosteriods end in _____
What are some examples of corticosteroids?
Dexamethasone, cortizone, prednisone
What are the primary functions of cortocosteriods?
To decrease inflammation and hormone replacement
What should you teach clients about stopping corticosteriod therapy?
To gradually decrease use; don't abruptly stop
What must be monitored while a client is taking steroid?
Potassium, level, glucose a level, I and O's
Corticosteroids may cause symptoms of ____
Corticosteroids will also delay ____ healing