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Central Nervous System - Pharmacology - Lecture Notes

Lecture Notes, Pharmacology

Post: January 10th, 2013
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These are the important key points of lecture slides of Pharmacology are: Central Nervous System, Pain Threshold and Tolerance, Drug Dependency, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Reyes Syndrome, Opioid Drugs, Nonopioid Analgesics, Inflammatory Response, Major Side Effects
These are the important key points of lecture slides of Pharmacology are: Central Nervous System, Pain Threshold and Tolerance, Drug Dependency, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Reyes Syndrome, Opioid Drugs, Nonopioid Analgesics, Inflammatory Response, Major Side Effects
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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 kilog..

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