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Action of morphine

Binds with opid receptors in CNS
Alters pain perception, emotional response to pain.
Treatment for relief of moderate to severe pain acute or chronic pain, analgesia during labor

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Dose for morphine

5-10 mg q3-4h PRN

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Side effects of morphine

N & V, dizziness, drowsiness, facial flushing, constipation, hypotension, sedation, diaphoresis

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Contraindications

Acute or severe asthma, GI obstruction, paralytic ileus, severe hepatic/renal impairment, severe respiratory depression

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Absorption of morphine

Absorption - circulatory system
Metabolized- liver
Excreted- urine

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Nursing interventions for morphine

Pt needs to be in recumbent position b4 receiving Rx
Assess onset, type, location, duration of pain
Obtain vs before & after Rx
If RR is below 12, withhold Rx, contact MD
Check output

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Teaching for morphine

Rx should be taken b4 pain fully returns
Discomfort with injection
Become tolerance dependent
Avoid alcohol, other CNS drugs
Report to MD if ineffective pain control, constipation, urinary retention

IM injection- administer slowly

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Classification of morphine

Narcotic agonist
Opiate analgesic
(schedule II)