NSAIDs: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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    00:00 So let's wrap up this video series on NSAIDs.

    00:03 Remember when we use that term, we're talking about over the counter medications and prescription NSAIDs.

    00:09 So, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories block the cyclooxygenase or Cox enzymes.

    00:17 Now we need Cox enzymes that are required in our bodies to make prostaglandin and thromboxane.

    00:23 Cox inhibitors include aspirin and other related drugs so if your patient is allergic to aspirin, remember, they're gonna be allergic to multiple other NSAIDs.

    00:35 The 3 main therapeutic uses of NSAIDs are PIF. Pain, inflammation, and fever.

    00:43 So we use these to reduce pain, inflammation, and fever.

    00:48 Now, Cox-1 inhibitors can cause stomach upset and even worse, intestinal bleeding and ulcers.

    00:54 Thank you for watching our video today.

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    The lecture NSAIDs: In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN is from the course Central Nervous System (CNS) Medications (Nursing).

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    1. To reduce pain
    2. To reduce fever
    3. To reduce inflammation
    4. To reduce infection
    5. To reduce internal bleeding

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     Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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