Jeff is a 7 year old orphan boy from China. He has been in the orphanage since the age of 2. He was sent to the orphanage at this time as he began to experience severe seizures ranging from a few seconds to several minutes. He received several surgeries in China to correct the seizures, but was unable to be helped. He was placed on anti-seizure medication, but due to poor medical resources, the medication treatment was outdated and he continued to suffer many years. Jeff was adopted into a loving American family in August. Though the family has been […]
As an emergency room nurse, you are caring for a 7 year old child that was admitted for an allergic reaction to peanuts. Upon patient discharge, an EpiPen prescription is given to the parents. What education would you provide to the parents about EpiPen use? What receptors are activated by epinephrine, and briefly explain how it treats the underlying symptoms of anaphalaxis? Please include scholarly references.
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While examining Mr. Alldredge, the physician was interrupted by the nurse because of an emergency at the physician’s home. He quickly wrote out Mr. Alldredge’s prescription for gentamicin and left the examination room to take the phone call. After 3 hours, the pharmacy called the physician asking about the prescription. The pharmacist said that the dosage he wrote on the gentamicin prescription was for an infant but that Mr. Alldredge was 45 years old. The physician corrected the dosage and Mr. Alldredge received the correct gentamicin dosage. In which stage of the medication process did this error occur? List the […]