What class is DEMEROL?
Narcotic Analgesic

Alters perception of and emotional response to pain

Moderate to severe pain

NAME 7 Side effects?
Urinary Retention
Respiratory Depression

Name five Nursing implications?
-Assess patient’s pain on a scale of 1-10
-Assess respiratory and cardiovascular status;withhold if respirations are below 12
-Give before intense pain develops
-check time of last dose
-A controlled substance,must sign out using special protocol

What type of syringe would you use?
Use a 3ml hypodermic syringe with correct needle size for IM injection

4 Additional nursing implications?
-Select correct dosage strength
-expiration date
-choose IM site carefully
-aspirate before administering and massage after

Safety measures?
Side rails up,bed in a low position:caution pt not to get up,but to call for assistance

How long do you wait to reassess the pt?
30 minutes to determine response to med

Narcotic antagonist?

What would you monitor in post-op patients?
bladder function

name 5 Potentiates effects of other meds such as?
general anesthetics

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