Special considerations

 
You will be pre-assigned as a team to one of the following Units: Unit Six: Mental and Behavioral Health Drugs; Unit Seven: Pain and Inflammation Management Drugs; Unit Eight: Antimicrobial Drugs; Unit Nine – Immunologic Drugs; Unit Ten: Antineoplastics and Biologic Response Modifiers.
This is a 4 week activity. You will stay in your team for each of the weeks that follow.
Prepare a 15 minute Summary Presentation for class to include the following:
Summary of the Unit/Classification
Minimum of three types of drugs or supplements
Typical routes of administration
Common side effects and adverse effects
Special considerations
Common Nursing interventions

Common nursing interventions

 
You will be pre-assigned as a team to one of the following Units: Unit Four: Autonomic Nervous System Drugs; Unit Five: Central and Peripheral Nervous System Drugs.
This is a 4 week activity. You will stay in your team for each of the weeks that follow.
Prepare a 15 minute Summary Presentation for class to include the following:
Summary of the Unit/Classification
Minimum of three types of drugs or supplements
Typical routes of administration
Common side effects and adverse effects
Special considerations
Common Nursing interventions
Teams must distill the material to only key points. The presentation may be a Power Point, lecture and handouts, poster or any way the team feels they will best present the information.

Choose a medication type from the following list, note why the medication is used, and consider adverse effects.

 
Choose a medication type from the following list, note why the medication is used, and consider adverse effects. Invent a scenario where giving this medication could result in an ethical or legally charged situation. Try not to choose a category that has been well addressed by your peers.
Bethanaechol / cholinergics: Consider risks of inducing urgency or bradycardia in a clients with dementia issues
Benztropine /anticholinergics: Consider harms that can occur with comorbidities like glaucoma or BPH
Albuterol /adrenergics: Consider harms that can occur is asthmatic children are in charge of their own inhalers
Atenolol/ beta blockers: Consider harms that could occur if heart rate was low or patient was asthmatic
Lorazepam /benzodiazepines: Consider vulnerability issues related to sedation and induction of memory loss
Oxycodone / opiates: Consider addiction, drug seeking and patient vulnerability in impaired nurses
Amitriptylline /tricyclics: Consider vulnerability issues with risk of suicidal overdose given anticholinergic effects
Phenelzine /MAOIs: Consider consequences of nonadherence to dietary restrictions on these medications
Haloperidol / neuroleptics: Consider risks of chemical sedation, especially long term risks
Lithium: Consider risks of mismanagement by clients whose behaviors are unpredictable
Phenytoin / antiepileptics: Consider risks of Class D in young women vs risks of going without anti-epileptics
Secobarbital / barbituates: Consider risks related to availability of barbituates to teens via the internet
Kava or Valerian: Consider risks of availability of compounding poorly controlled over the counter sedatives
Sumatriptan / triptans: Consider risks of cerebral ischemia when giving vasoconstrictors for migraine control
Cyclobenzaprine for back spasms: Consider risks of impaired function when nurses take muscle relaxants
Prednisone / steroids: Consider long term effects, when other immune suppressors are too expensive to access.
Aspirin / NSAIDs: Consider vulnerability of elders due to over the counter, affordable nature of this analgesic