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May 9, 2019
Why I Give A Shit (or what is your mission statement)
I got a text from my sister, who was in the hospital for induction, at 1:30am that rocked my world. She text me and told me that her nurse – the nurse who will be receiving my new nephew into … Continued
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15 min
April 12, 2019
Ep36: A+ Student to Barely Passing . . . Help!
Today’s question comes from a nursing student who says she went from being an A+ Student to barely passing. . . here are my tips for getting her grades back up.  Check out our nursing practice questions! Hey guys, Jon … Continued
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10 min
January 14, 2019
The NRSNG Radio App Is Live . . . And It’s Free
I’m pumped to share the brand new NRSNG Podcast app with y’all.  I call it the NRSNG Radio app . . . we’ve taken all of our podcasts and put them into an easy to use app so you can … Continued
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6 min
January 11, 2019
Verapamil (Isoptin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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January 8, 2019
Vasopressin (Pitressin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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January 4, 2019
Vancomycinn (Vancocin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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January 1, 2019
Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim/TMP-SMZ) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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December 28, 2018
Tetracycline (Doxycycline) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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December 25, 2018
Tertbutaline (Brethaire) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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December 21, 2018
Sucralfate (Carafate) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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December 18, 2018
Streptokinase (Streptase) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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December 14, 2018
Spironolactone (Aldactone) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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December 11, 2018
Sertraline (Zoloft) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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December 7, 2018
Salmeterol (Serevent) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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December 4, 2018
Rifampin (Rimactane) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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November 30, 2018
Ranitidine (Zantac) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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November 27, 2018
Quetiapine (Seroquel) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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November 23, 2018
Propylthiouracil (PTU) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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November 20, 2018
Propranolol (Inderal) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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November 16, 2018
Propofol (Diprivan) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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November 13, 2018
Promethazine (Promethacon) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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November 9, 2018
Procainamide Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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November 6, 2018
Methylprednisone (Solu-medrol) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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November 2, 2018
Methylphenidate (Ritalin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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October 30, 2018
Methylergonovine (Methergine) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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October 26, 2018
Methadone (Mathadose) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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October 23, 2018
Metformin (Glucophage) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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October 19, 2018
Meperidine (Demerol) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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October 16, 2018
Mannitol (Osmitrol) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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October 12, 2018
Magnesium Sulfate (MgSO4) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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October 9, 2018
Losartan (Cozaar) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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October 5, 2018
Lorazepam (Ativan) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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October 2, 2018
Loperamide (Imodium) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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September 25, 2018
Lisipnorpil (Prinivil) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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September 21, 2018
Levothyroxine (Levothroid) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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September 18, 2018
Levofloxacin (Levaquin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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September 14, 2018
Levetiracetam (Keppra) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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September 11, 2018
lamotrigine (Lamictal) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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August 31, 2018
Isoniazide (INH) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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August 28, 2018
Fluticasone (Flovent) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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August 24, 2018
Fluoxetine (Prozac) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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August 17, 2018
Fentanyl (Sublimaze) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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August 14, 2018
Famotidine (Pepcid) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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August 10, 2018
Escitalopram (Lexapro) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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August 7, 2018
Erythromycin (E-Mycin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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July 27, 2018
Enoxaparin (Lovenox) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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July 24, 2018
Enalapril (Vasotec) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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July 17, 2018
Dobutamine (Dobutrex) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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July 13, 2018
Clindamycin (Cleocin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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July 10, 2018
Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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July 6, 2018
Cimetidine (Tagamet) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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July 3, 2018
Chlorpromazine (Thorazine) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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June 29, 2018
Cephalexin (Keflex) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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June 26, 2018
Celecoxib (Celebrex) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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June 25, 2018
Cefdinir (Omnicef) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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June 1, 2018
Warfarin (Coumadin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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April 11, 2018
Phenytoin (Dilantin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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April 9, 2018
Phenazopyridine (Pyridium) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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April 6, 2018
Paroxetine (Paxil) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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April 4, 2018
Pantoprazole (Protonix) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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April 2, 2018
Pancrelipase (Creon) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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March 30, 2018
Oxytocin (Pitocin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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March 28, 2018
Oxycodone (Oxycontin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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March 26, 2018
Ondansetron (Zofran) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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March 23, 2018
Omeprazole (Prilosec) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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March 21, 2018
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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March 19, 2018
Nystatin (Mycostatin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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March 16, 2018
Norepinephrine (Levophed) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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March 14, 2018
Nitroprusside (Nitropress) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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March 12, 2018
Nifedipine (Procardia) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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March 9, 2018
Naproxen (Aleve) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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March 7, 2018
Nalbuphine (Nubain) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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March 5, 2018
Morphine (MS Contin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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February 28, 2018
Midazolam (Versed) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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February 26, 2018
Metronidazole (Flagy) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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February 23, 2018
Metoprolol (Lopressor) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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January 5, 2018
Radioactive iodine Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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January 3, 2018
Aspart, lispro, glulisine (novolog, humalog, apidra) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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December 29, 2017
NPH (Humulin N, Novolin N) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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December 25, 2017
Insulin- short acting (Humulin R/Novolin R) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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December 15, 2017
Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen (Norco) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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December 13, 2017
Hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDiuril) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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December 4, 2017
Guaifenesin (Robitussin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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December 1, 2017
Glucagon (GlucaGen) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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November 29, 2017
Glipizide (Glucotrol) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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November 24, 2017
Gabapentine (Neurontin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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November 22, 2017
Furosemide (Lasix) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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October 4, 2017
Cefaclor (Ceclor) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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October 2, 2017
Carbidopa/levodopa (Sinemet) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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September 29, 2017
Carbamazepine (Tegretol) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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September 27, 2017
Captopril (Capoten) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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September 25, 2017
Calcium carbonate (Tums / Rolaids) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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September 20, 2017
Butorphanol (Stadol) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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September 18, 2017
Dopamine vs Dobutamine
Let’s face it: Dopamine and Dobutamine can be a bit confusing!  This podcast covers these two medications and helps to dispel the confusion around these two meds.  One is an inotrope while the other is an alpha agonist.  So if … Continued
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5 min
September 18, 2017
Buspirone (Buspar) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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September 15, 2017
Bupropion (Wellbutrin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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September 13, 2017
Bismuth Subsalicylate (Kaopectate, Pepto-Bismol) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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September 13, 2017
Bisacodyl (Dulcolax) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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September 11, 2017
Benzotropine (Cogentin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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September 8, 2017
Azithromycin (Zithromax) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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September 6, 2017
Atropine (Atro-pen) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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September 4, 2017
Atenolol (Tenormin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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September 4, 2017
What Was it Like to be a Nurse During Hurricane Harvey? Nurse Erika Share Her Story
When a natural disaster strikes, patients don’t magically stop being sick.  I am honored to share the story of Erika RN BSN, who stayed in the hospital 108 hours during Hurricane Harvey providing care for her patients. I am honored … Continued
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19 min
September 1, 2017
Aspirin (Bayer Aspirin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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August 30, 2017
Ampicillin (Principen) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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August 28, 2017
Amoxicillin (Moxatag) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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August 25, 2017
Amlodipine (Norvasc) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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August 23, 2017
Amitryptiline (Elavil) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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August 21, 2017
Amiodarone (Cordarone) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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August 18, 2017
Alteplase (t-PA) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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August 16, 2017
Alprazolam (Xanax) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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August 14, 2017
Alendronate (Fosamax) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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August 11, 2017
Albuterol (Proventil) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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August 9, 2017
Acyclovir (Zovirax) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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August 7, 2017
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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May 26, 2017
I’m a Little Bit Scared to Share This #vulnerable
Can I be honest? I had an amazing experience last month.   It was one of those moments when you are filled with thousands of emotions ranging from happiness to sadness all at the same time.  Have you ever felt … Continued
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March 2, 2017
Montelukast (Singulair) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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February 23, 2017
Metoclopramide (Reglan) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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August 22, 2016
NRSNG Isn’t Mine . . . It’s OURS!
So . . . I guess this episode is just about 8 minutes of a few thoughts on my mind.  Mostly though, I just want you all to know how much you really mean to us! NRSNG.com isn’t mine . … Continued
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July 31, 2016
Methylprednisone: Solu-medrol (antiasthmatics, corticosteroids)
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6 min
July 28, 2016
Methylphenidate: methylphenidate (central nervous system stimulant)
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6 min
July 26, 2016
Methylergonovine: Methergine (oxytocic)
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5 min
July 24, 2016
Methadone: Mathadose (opioid analgesic)
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4 min
July 21, 2016
Metformin: Glucophage (Antidiabetic)
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4 min
July 19, 2016
Meperidine: Demerol (Opioid Analgesic)
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4 min
July 17, 2016
Mannitol: Osmitrol (diuretic)
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5 min
July 14, 2016
Loperamide: Imodium (antidiarrheal)
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5 min
June 28, 2016
Lactulose: Kristalose (laxative)
Generic Name lactulose Trade Name Kristalose Indication Constipation, portal-systemic encephalopathy Action draws water into the stool and softens stool, inhibits ammonia passing into the colon Therapeutic Class laxative Pharmacologic Class osmotic Nursing Considerations use caution with DM may cause cramps, … Continued
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June 27, 2016
Ketorolac: Toradol (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, nonopioid analgesics)
Generic Name ketorolac Trade Name Toradol Indication pain Action pain relief due to prostaglandin inhibition by blocking of the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX) Therapeutic Class nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, nonopioid analgesics Pharmacologic Class pyrroziline carboxylic acid Nursing Considerations may cause GI bleeding, … Continued
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3 min
June 22, 2016
Radioactive iodine (Antithyroid Agent, control of hyperthyroidism)
Generic Name radioactive iodine Trade Name none Indication thyroidectomy pretreatment, thyrotoxic crisis, radiation exposure Action inhibits the release of thyroid hormones Therapeutic Class Antithyroid Agent, control of hyperthyroidism Pharmacologic Class none Nursing Considerations may cause GI bleeding, diarrhea, hypothyroidism, goiter … Continued
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June 20, 2016
Regular Insulin (short acting): Humulin R/Novolin R (antidiabetics, hormones)
Generic Name regular Trade Name Humulin R/Novolin R Indication hyperglycemia with diabetes type 1 and 2, diabetic ketoacidosis Action stimulates uptake of glucose into muscle and fat cells, inhibits production of glucose in the liver, prevents breakdown of fat and … Continued
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4 min
June 17, 2016
Aspart, Lispro, Glulisine Insulin (rapid acting): Novolog, Humalog, Apidra (antidiabetics, hormones)
Generic Name aspart, lispro, glulisine   Trade Name novolog, humalog, apidra Indication hyperglycemia with diabetes type 1 and 2, diabetic ketoacidosis Action stimulates uptake of glucose into muscle and fat cells, inhibits production of glucose in the liver, prevents breakdown … Continued
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June 13, 2016
NPH Insulin: Humulin N, Novolin N (antidiabetics, hormones)
Generic Name NPH Trade Name Humulin N, Novolin N Indication hyperglycemia with diabetes type 1 and 2, diabetic ketoacidosis Action stimulates uptake of glucose into muscle and fat cells, inhibits production of glucose in the liver, prevents breakdown of fat … Continued
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June 11, 2016
Indomethacin: Indocin (antirheumatics, ductus arteriosus patency adjuncts (IV only), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents)
Generic Name indomethacin Trade Name Indocin Indication Inflammatory disorders when patients do not respond to other medications Action Decreases pain and inflammation by inhibiting prostaglandin synthesis Therapeutic Class antirheumatics, ductus arteriosus patency adjuncts (IV only), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents Pharmacologic Class … Continued
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June 8, 2016
Ibuprofen: Advil / Motrin (antipyretics, antirheumatics, nonopioid analgesics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents)
Generic Name ibuprofen Trade Name Advil / Motrin Indication Mild to moderate pain, inflammatory states Action Decreases pain and inflammation by inhibiting prostaglandins Therapeutic Class antipyretics, antirheumatics, nonopioid analgesics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents Pharmacologic Class nonopioid analgesics Nursing Considerations may cause … Continued
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3 min
June 6, 2016
Hydromorphone: Dilaudid (opioid Analgesic, allergy, cold and cough remedies, antitussive)
Generic Name hydromorphone Trade Name Dilaudid Indication moderate to severe pain Action alters the perception and reaction to pain by binding to opiate receptors in the CNS, also suppresses the cough reflex Therapeutic Class Opioid Analgesic, allergy, cold and cough … Continued
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June 3, 2016
Hydrocodone-acetaminophen: Norco (opioid Analgesic, allergy, cold and cough remedies, antitussive)
Generic Name hydrocodone/acetaminophen Trade Name Norco Indication management of moderate to severe pain Action alters the perception and reaction to pain by binding to opiate receptors in the CNS, also suppresses the cough reflex Therapeutic Class opioid Analgesic, allergy, cold … Continued
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June 1, 2016
Hydrochlorothiazide: HydroDiuril (antihypertensives, diuretics)
Generic Name hydrochlorothiazide Trade Name HydroDiuril Indication Hypertension, CHF, renal dysfunction, cirrhosis, glucocorticoid therapy Action Increases sodium and water excretion and produces arterial vasodilation Therapeutic Class antihypertensives, diuretics Pharmacologic Class thiazide diuretics Nursing Considerations May cause dizziness, hypokalemia, hyponatremia, hypophosphatemia, … Continued
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3 min
May 30, 2016
Hydralazine: Apresoline (anti-hypertensive)
Generic Name hydralazine Trade Name Apresoline Indication hypertension Action arterial vasodilation by unclarified mechanism Therapeutic Class anti-hypertensive Pharmacologic Class vasodilator Nursing Considerations may cause tachycardia, sodium retention, arrhythmias, angina use caution with MAOIs monitor blood pressure instruct patient on how … Continued
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3 min
May 27, 2016
Heparin: Hep-Lock (anticoagulant)
Generic Name heparin Trade Name Hep-Lock Indication Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis and treatment, low dose used to ensure patency of IV catheters Action increases the inhibitory effect of antithrombin on factor Xa Therapeutic Class anticoagulant Pharmacologic Class antithrombotic Nursing Considerations monitor … Continued
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4 min
May 25, 2016
Haloperidol: Haldol (Antipsychotic)
Generic Name haloperidol Trade Name Haldol Indication Schizophrenia, mania, aggressive and agitated patient Action Alters the effect of dopamine Therapeutic Class Antipsychotic Pharmacologic Class butyrophenones Nursing Considerations extrapyramidal symptoms, tardive dyskinesia use caution in QT prolongation may cause seizures, constipation, … Continued
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4 min
May 23, 2016
Guaifenesin: Robitussin (allergy, cold and cough remedies, expectorant)
Generic Name guaifenesin Trade Name Robitussin Indication Cough suppression, expectorant Action Decreases viscosity of and mobilizes secretions Therapeutic Class allergy, cold and cough remedies, expectorant Pharmacologic Class none Nursing Considerations patient should avoid over the counter cold medications assess lung … Continued
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3 min
May 16, 2016
Gentamicin (Cidomycin)
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3 min
May 13, 2016
Gabapentine (Neurontin)
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4 min
May 11, 2016
Furosemide: Lasix (diuretics)
Generic Name Furosemide Trade Name Lasix Indication edema, hypertension Action prevents reabsorption of sodium and chloride in the kidneys, increase excretion of water, sodium, chloride, magnesium, potassium Therapeutic Class diuretics Pharmacologic Class loop diuretics Nursing Considerations use caution with liver … Continued
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4 min
May 9, 2016
Fluticasone (Flovent)
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4 min
May 4, 2016
Ferrous Sulfate: Feosol (antianemics)
Generic Name ferrous sulfate Trade Name Feosol Indication prevention and treatment of iron-deficiency anemia Action Iron is essential for hemoglobin, myoglobin and enzymes, it is transported to organs where it becomes part of iron stores Therapeutic Class antianemics Pharmacologic Class … Continued
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2 min
May 2, 2016
Ferrous Sulfate: Feosol (antianemics)
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4 min
April 21, 2016
Ep191: You Have a Nation of Nurses Behind You (fixing nurse to patient ratio)
What are the Bills? HR 1602 – view the bill HERE S. 864 – view the bill HERE How Can You Get “Involved”? Listen to this podcast episode here with Senator O’Donnell It’s really as simple as: Google “who is … Continued
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45 min
April 20, 2016
Epoetin (Epogen)
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6 min
April 18, 2016
Epinephrine (Adrenalin, EpiPen): antiasthmatic, bronchodilator, vasopressor
Generic Name epinephrine Trade Name Adrenalin, EpiPen Indication asthma and COPD exacerbations, allergic reactions, cardiac arrest, anesthesia adjunct Action Affects both beta1 and beta2 also has alpha agonist properties resulting in bronchodilation and  increases in HR and BP. Inhibits hypersensitivity … Continued
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5 min
April 11, 2016
Dopamine (Intropin )
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3 min
March 5, 2016
Digoxin (Lanoxin)
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3 min
March 4, 2016
Diazepam (Valium)
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3 min
March 3, 2016
Dexamethasone (Decadron)
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3 min
March 2, 2016
Cyclosporine ( Cyclosporine)
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3 min
March 1, 2016
Cortisone (Cortone)
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4 min
February 26, 2016
Codeine (Paveral): allergy, cold, cough remedy, antitussive, opioid analgesic
codeine Trade Name Paveral Indication management of pain, diarrhea, cough suppressant Action Binds to opiate receptors in the CNS and alters perception of pain while producing a general depression of the CNS.  This depression also causes a decrease in the … Continued
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3 min
February 25, 2016
Clopidogrel (Plavix )
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4 min
February 3, 2016
Ep175: Did You Know About These Nursing Podcasts
Sorry to interrupt your regular programming ; ) But I just wanted to make you aware of our other Nursing School/Nursing Podcast Shows: NRSNG Show: Interviews, motivation, A&P MedMaster Show: Nursing Pharmacology NCLEX® Question of the Day: Show NCLEX Question … Continued
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5 min
February 1, 2016
Benztropine (Cogentin)
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3 min
January 11, 2016
Atorvastatin (Lipitor)
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6 min
October 28, 2015
Propranolol (Inderal)
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7 min
March 21, 2015
Ep38: Nursing Instructor Gives Me Anxiety . . . HELP!
Resources in this Episode: NursingStudentBooks.com RNcrush.com What is up? This is Jon with the NRSNG podcast. There, we’re going to do another question from one of the listeners. This question, I’m really excited about because I have some personal experiences … Continued
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14 min
March 20, 2015
Ep37: How to Prepare for Nursing School: 4 Quick Tips
Resources discussed in this episode: Critical Thinking for Dummies VARK Questionnaire Trello   I have been accepted into the BSN program and begin nursing school April 27. I am struggling with how to prepare for school. I don’t know what … Continued
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12 min
March 18, 2015
Ep35: Keeping My Head Above the Water
Today’s question comes from a student asking how to keep her head above water.  Be sure to visit RNcrush.com to try the new app. Hey guys, Jon here with NRSNG.com, RNcrush.com, and nursingstudentbooks.com. Thank you so much for checking out … Continued
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10 min
March 13, 2015
Ep31: Chest Tube Nursing Care | Video
Sorry it’s been so long since my last podcast!  We have been working away here at NRSNG.com on some great new products for you! Anyway, this video cover nursing care for the patient with a chest tube.  These can be … Continued
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13 min
March 5, 2015
Ep29: Sandra Haws RN LD CNSC | Patient Nutrition (tube feeds, tpn, ppn, diets)
Very special guest on this episode (maybe I’m a little biased).  Sandra Haws RD LD CNSC joins me to talk about patient nutrition. Sandi is my wife, but she is also a Registered Dietitian with nearly a decade of experience. … Continued
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54 min
March 4, 2015
Ep27: Neuro Anatomy | Basic Microanatomy of the Neurological System
This video covers the microanatomy of the neurological system.  It provides a basic overview of nerve cells, neurotransmitters, and the basics of what you need to know to have a strong base to dive in deeper to the MACRO anatomy. … Continued
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March 4, 2015
Ep26: BUN (Blood Urea Nitrogen) What is it? What does it mean?
What exactly is BUN?  Why should you be calling it B.U.N and not bun (like a hot dog bun)?  This video covers the basics of BUN, how it is formed, why it is measured, and why we even care.
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11 min
February 18, 2015
Ep25: Prioritization #5: Patient Educaiton
It can be easy to look past patient education because we think we are “too busy” however, I have found that taking the 2-3 minutes to talk with your patient can save you hours later trying to explain why you … Continued
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9 min
February 17, 2015
Ep23: How to Start an IV: Common Mistakes When Starting IVs [video mp4]
This is a short video podcast that covers some of the most common mistakes I see new nurses and students make when starting IV’s.
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February 16, 2015
Ep22: Prioritization #4: Knowing Your Limitations
One of the hardest parts about being a nurse is that we are constantly introduced to new situations.  It is always challenging to know what we should be focusing on and how to prioritize our care. It is important for … Continued
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11 min
February 13, 2015
Ep21: Prioritization #3: Pain
Hey guys . . . in this episode of the prioritization series I discuss PAIN . . . that’s right.  And why it is sometimes better to NOT give any pain medication.   I am a very firm believer in … Continued
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14 min
February 11, 2015
Ep20: Prioritization #2: ABCs
Episode #2 in our prioritization series.  Today we discuss the ABCs of nursing.  It is really impossible to say this is LESS important than patient safety because in reality the two go hand in hand with each other so closely … Continued
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21 min
February 9, 2015
Ep19: Prioritization #1: Patient Safety
Over the last several weeks many of you have reached out to me regarding how to best prioritize your work as a nurse and have expressed frustrations with prioritization. No worries . . . this is a common issue for many … Continued
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18 min
December 19, 2014
Ibuprofen | NSAIDs uses and risks in hospitalized patients
Ibuprofen is a very common medication . . . in fact you have probably taken it yourself!  Learn about the different risks and benefits of this medication in this episode.  Find out book “140 Must Know Meds” nclexmedoftheday.com
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5 min
December 18, 2014
Hydrochlorothiazide – Diuretic use in hospitals and ICUs
Diuretcs are important medications that will be given very often in your nursing career for a variety of illnesses.  Check out our book “140 Must Know Meds” medoftheday.com
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5 min
December 17, 2014
Heparin – Insulin Confusion: Deadly results of medication errors in the ICU and Hospital setting
Confusing heparin and insulin can have live threatening results. It might sound hard to do but think about all the similarities involved with the two medications. In this podcast I discuss documented sentinel events involving the confusion of these two … Continued
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11 min
December 16, 2014
Flagyl use in the ICU for treating UTIs and other infections
Flagyl is a commonly used medication that is effective at killing bacteria it is used commonly in hospitals and ICU settings.  Check out our book “140 Must Know Meds” at medoftheday.com
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5 min
December 12, 2014
Immodium | anti diarrheal
Certainly an important medication to know when caring for hospitalized patients. View our book based on the medications covered in this podcast at: medoftheday.com
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4 min
December 10, 2014
Tylenol
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5 min
December 9, 2014
t-PA Alteplase
A common medication in neuro floors and emergency departments, t-PA can be a life saver for many patients . . . but it also has drastic side effects.  Check out the book “140 Meds” at medoftheday.com
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5 min
December 8, 2014
Promethazine | Antiemetic, Antihistamine, Sedative/Hypnotic
Promethazine is a second line antiemetic that is given generally after Zofran is no longer effective.  It is also used as an antihistamine and a sedative.  Check out the new nursing pharmacology book “140 Must Know Meds” at medoftheday.com
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5 min
December 5, 2014
Codiene
Codiene is not the most common medication, but surely you have heard of it and possibly given it.  Check out our book 140 Must Know Meds at medoftheday.com to learn about the most important medications you need to know.
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December 4, 2014
Pepto Bismol
Yep!  Totally talking about pepto bismol today.  This is actually an interesting medication and important to know for as it is such a common medication.  Check out our new book 140 Meds at medoftheday.com
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5 min
November 28, 2014
Atenolol | Beta Blocker
Atenolol is a commonly used Beta Blocker that specifically targets Beta1 Receptors.  Learn more and check out our new book “140 Must Know Meds” by visiting medoftheday.com
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6 min
November 26, 2014
Carafate (Sucralfate)
Carafate is a wonderful medication for patients with gastric ulcers. This podcast covers some of the important education you should provide for your patients. Visit medoftheday.com for our new book 140 Must Know Meds
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5 min
November 21, 2014
Fentynal
A commonly used analgesic in ICUs and operative areas, this is an important medication to know.
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2 min
November 20, 2014
Gabapentine (Neurontin)
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3 min
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