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-NMS is like S&M;
-you get hot (hyperpyrexia)
-stiff (increased muscle tone)
-sweaty (diaphoresis)
-BP, pulse, and respirations go up &
-you start to drool

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS):

2

I kept forgetting which was dangerous when you're pregnant; regular measles (rubeola), or German measles (rubella), so remember:

-never get pregnant with a German (rubella)

3

When drawing up regular insulin & NPH together, remember:

-RN (regular comes before NPH)

4

Tetralogy of fallot; remember HOPS

Think DROP(child drops to floor or squats) or POSH
-Defect, septal
-Right Ventricular hypertrophy
-Overriding aorts
-Pulmonary stenosis

5

MAOI's that are used as antidepressants: weird way to remember, I know. pirates say arrrr, so think; pirates take MAOI's when they're depressed.

- explanation;
MAOI's used for depression all have an arrr sound in the middle (Parnate, Marplan, Nardil)

easy way to remember MAOI'S! think of PANAMA! PA - parnate
NA - nardil
MA - marplan

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Autonomic dysreflexia: potentially life threatening emergency

- elevate head of bed to 90 degree
- loosen constrictive clothing
- assess for bladder distention and bowel impaction (triger)
- Administer antihypertensive meds (may cause stroke, MI, seisure )

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-check pulse, less than 60 hold, check dig levels and potassium levels.

Digoxin

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tx of GERD and kidney stones....watch out for contipation.

Amphojel:

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tx of anxiety and also itching...watch for dry mouth. given preop commonly

Vistaril:

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given for conscious sedation...watch for resp depression and hypotension

Versed:

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- prevention of thyroid storm

PTU and Tapazole

12

tx of parkinson...sweat, saliva, urine may turn reddish brown occassionally...causes drowsiness

Sinemet:

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tx of parkinson..sedative effect also

Artane:

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tx of parkinson and extrapyramidal effects of other drugs

Cogentin:

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tx of postop n/v and for nausea associated with gastroenteritis

Tigan:

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-tx of gluacoma

Timolol (Timoptic)

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antibiotic..dont take if allergic to sulfa drugs...diarrhea common side effect...drink plenty of fluids

Bactrim:

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Probenecid (Benemid), Colchicine, Allopurinol (Zyloprim)

Gout Meds:

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-tx of HTN or CHF, Report flu-like symptoms, rise slowly from sitting/lying position; take with meals.

Apresoline(hydralazine)

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tx of irritable bowel....assess for anticholinergic side effects.

Bentyl:

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calcium channel blocker: tx of HTN, angina...assess for constipation

Calan (verapamil):

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tx of duodenal ulcers..coats the ulcer...so take before meals.

Carafate:

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tx of asthma or COPD..therap drug level: 10-20

Theophylline:

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is the antedote to tylenol and is administered orally

Mucomyst

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tx of glaucoma, high altitude sickness...dont take if allergic to sulfa drugs

Diamox:

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(nsaid) tx of arthritis (osteo, rhematoid, gouty), bursitis, and tendonitis.

Indocin:

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tx of hypothyroidism..may take several weeks to take effect...notify doctor of chest pain..take in the AM on empty stomach..could cause hyperthyroidism.

Synthroid:

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tx of alcohol w/d...dont take alchol with this...very bad nausea and vomiting can occur.

Librium:

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tx of leukemia..given IV ONLY

Oncovin (vincristine):

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tx of scabies and lice...(scabies)apply lotion once and leave on for 8-12 hours...(lice) use the shampoo and leave on for 4 minutes with hair uncovered then rinse with warm water and comb with a fine tooth comb

kwell: