Oh, Grandma, What a Very Big Medication List You Have: Toxidromes Every Critical Care Nurse Should Know
Learning ObjectivesAt the completion of this program, you will be able to:
- Describe the physiological effects and expected symptoms associated with the major toxidromes most commonly encountered in the ICU.
- Discuss the appropriate evidence-based treatment therapies and their associated nursing implications for each of the major toxidromes.
- Identify the medications and/or classes of medications most commonly associated with major toxidromes.
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Patients who are critically ill are especially susceptible to toxicity from one or more medications, drug-to-drug interactions, and other adverse medication events, yet this patient population is the least likely to tolerate the additional stress of these incidents without serious consequences. Early recognition of the signs and symptoms indicative of such events is of prime importance in improving patient outcomes. This session focuses on providing clinicians—from beginners to experts alike—with a basic understanding of key toxidromes, their causative medications and physiologic effects, and the appropriate nursing assessments and interventions associated with each. Clinical presentations, monitoring parameters, and ideas to aid in early recognition of untoward effects are shared. Do not
Funded in part by a grant from GE Healthcare
This webcast was captured at the 2011 NTI held in Chicago, IL
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