Vancomycin – Nursing Pharmacology

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Vancomycin (that’s right you get your own special category cause you’re bad ass)
Severe Gram (+) Infections

Vancomycin ADVERSE REACTIONS
Ototoxic and Nephrotoxic, GI disturbance, skin rash, fever, chills, confusion, seizures, “Red Man Syndrome” (a syndrome of flushing, hypotension, and tachycardia)

Vancomycin Nursing Implications
*Get a baseline hearing test, BUN, and creatinine
*Monitor drug serum levels

Vancomycin Administration Considerations
Infuse over 60 MINS on an infusion pump and monitor BP and HR during administration d/t risk of hypotension

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