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Floor pages/calls: Symptoms

Abdominal cramping: (Hx of IBD: Crohn’s/UC; IBS) Bentyl (Dicyclomine) 10mg PO 4X/day PRN abdominal cramping Levsin (Hyoscyamine sulfate) 0.125mg sublingual tid (q4-6hr) PRN [Tx: GI hypermotility, IBS] Tx IBS: Bentyl, exercise, limit caffeine, limit stress. Agitation/Delirium: Management of delirium: Treat reversible causes (ex: antibiotics if infection, narcotic if secondary to uncontrolled pain) Non-pharmacologic measures: Frequent…

General Tips

Consider the fact that you can always post-pone, hold, or pre-pone already scheduled meds if you need be to help correct whatever the abnormality may be. Ex: 4am BP elevated and schedule BP meds due at 6am, can administer those doses now. You can always ask the nurse to give you the most recent vitals…