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Central Nervous System • Define
o Pain: acute and chronic. o Pain threshold and tolerance o Pain assessment, tools and nursing responsibilities o Psychologic and physical drug dependency o Rheumatoid arthritis o Reyes Syndrome o Gout
• Opioid Drugs: Morphine Sulfate. Meperidine, Codeine o Adverse effects o Contraindications o Treatment of toxicity or overdose: Naloxone o Nursing responsibility when administering o How are morphine and Meperidine different?
• Nonopioid analgesics o Acetaminophen: action, toxicity, treatment of overdose
• Anesthetic drugs: fentanyl • Anti-inflammatories • Inflammatory response: prostaglandin and leukotrienes • How do they work • Two major side effects • Allopurinol used to treat gout: client teaching • Drugs used in arthritis
o Naproxen o Disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs
Medication Calculations • Grains to grams • Calculating number of pills per dose • Drawing up meds from vials / elixir • Changing pounds to kilograms • Loading dose and maintenance dose