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1

Most corticosteriods end in _____

-ONE

2

What are some examples of corticosteroids?

Dexamethasone, cortizone, prednisone

3

What are the primary functions of cortocosteriods?

To decrease inflammation and hormone replacement

4

What should you teach clients about stopping corticosteriod therapy?

To gradually decrease use; don't abruptly stop

5

What must be monitored while a client is taking steroid?

Potassium, level, glucose a level, I and O's

6

Corticosteroids may cause symptoms of ____

Cushing's syndrome

7

Corticosteroids will also delay ____ healing

Wound

8

If the client is NPO for surgery should you still give the steroid?

Yes, during surgery, stress and illness in the body increase the need for corticosteroids. In all all other situations do not take steroids on empty stomach

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