Pain Medications: Opioids – NCLEX Review (Nursing)

by Prof. Lawes

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    00:00 Okay, are you ready? We are. Head into the speed round cuz we're almost done.

    00:05 Let's take a look at pharmacology in pain control.

    00:08 First up, pain is what a patient says it is.

    00:11 So whether they're a child, if you're using inappropriate scale, whatever number they tell you, you treat pain based on what they report.

    00:20 Not by what you think but what the patient says it is.

    00:24 After you give any pan medication, your job is to reassess and respond appropriately.

    00:29 So give it then make sure you reassess and respond appropriately.

    00:33 Get some type of measurement before you give the pain medicine so you have another measurement to compare it with after you give it.

    00:39 Now, naloxone or Narcan is what we give to reverse an overdose of opioids.

    00:45 Now, the opioid triad, pinpoint pupils, respiratory depression, and loss of consciousness.

    00:51 Make sure you recognize those. That's a bad triad, right? That's a bad sign. A sign of opioid overdose.

    00:59 Pinpoint pupils, respiratory depression, or loss of consciousness.

    01:03 So you see our icon up there. There's more to come.

    01:06 These are great summary slides for you to remember and look for in exam questions.

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    The lecture Pain Medications: Opioids – NCLEX Review (Nursing) by Prof. Lawes is from the course NCLEX Pharmacology Review (Nursing).

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    1. Naloxone
    2. Dantrolene
    3. Protamine sulfate
    4. Flumazenil
    1. Pinpoint pupils
    2. Respiratory depression
    3. Loss of consciousness
    4. Dilated pupils
    5. Kussmaul respirations

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