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NURS 2516 Clinical Medications Worksheets

(You will need to make additional copies of these forms)

Generic Name Trade Name Classification Dose Route Time/frequency


Advair Fluticasone anti-inflammatories 250 PO BID
Salmeterol bronchodilators 50
Peak Onset Duration For IV meds, compatibility with IV drips and /or solutions
1-4 wk† within 24 hr several days
after DC

Mechanism of action and indications Nursing Implications (what to focus on)


(Why med ordered) Contraindications/warnings/interactions
Maintenance treatment to prevent bronchospasm in COPD Active untreated infections
including chronic bronchitis and emphysema
Common side effects
headache

Interactions with other patient drugs, OTC or herbal Lab value alterations caused by medicine
medicines (ask patient specifically) May cause increased serum and urine glucose concentrations if
significant absorption occurs
Be sure to teach the patient the following about this
medication
Systemic corticosteroid therapy (should not be abruptly
discontinued when inhalable therapy is started; additional
corticosteroids needed in stress or trauma)
Nursing Process- Assessment Assessment Evaluation
(Pre-administration assessment) Why would you hold or not give this Check after giving
Monitor respiratory status and lung sounds. med? Prevention of bronchospasm or
Pulmonary function tests may be assessed reduction of frequency of acute
periodically during and for several months after a asthma
transfer from systemic to inhalation corticosteroids