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NURS 1566 Clinical Form 3: Clinical Medications Worksheets

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

Generic Name Trade Name Classification Dose Route Time/frequency


Temazepam Restoril Sedative/hypnotics 15 mg PO Q HS PRN
Peak Onset Duration Normal dosage range
2-3 hr 30 min 6-8 hr 15-30 mg at bedtime initially if needed; some patients
may require only 7.5 mg
Why is your patient getting this medication For IV meds, compatibility with IV drips and/or solutions
Sleep aid N/A

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


(Why med ordered) Contraindications/warnings/interactions
Acts at many levels in the CNS, producing generalized Hypersensitivity, Pre-exisisting CNS depression.
depression. Effects may be mediated by GABA, and Severe uncontrolled pain
inhibitory neurotransmitter Common side effects
Hangover, dizziness, drowsiness, lethargy, constipation,
diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, physical dependence

Interactions with other patient drugs, OTC or herbal Lab value alterations caused by medicine
medicines (ask patient specifically) None listed
Increased CNS depression with opioid analgesics
Be sure to teach the patient the following about this
medication
Take as directed, may cause daytime drowsiness or
dizziness. Fall risk and prevention measures
Nursing Process- Assessment Assessment Evaluation
(Pre-administration assessment) Why would you hold or not give this Check after giving
Assess sleep patterns befor therapy, Assess med? Improvement in sleep habits
CNS effects and risk of falls Hypersensitivity, Excessive CNS which may not be noticeable
depression until 3rd day of therapy.