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Anxiolytic and Hypnotic Agents

Anxiolytic and Hypnotic Agents

Anxiolytic and Hypnotic Agents Types of Anxiolytic and Hypnotic Agents Anxiolytics Prevent feelings of tension or fear Sedatives Calm and make patients unaware of the environment Hypnotics Cause sleep Minor tranquilizers Produce a state of tranquility in anxious patients States Affected by Anxiolytic and Hypnotic Drugs Anxiety –Feeling of tension, nervousness, apprehension, or fear involving […]

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Immune Modulators

Immune Modulators

Immune Modulators   Sites of Actions of Immune Modulators Immune modulators Modify the actions of the immune system Immune stimulants Energize the immune system when it needs help fighting a specific pathogen Immune suppressants Block the normal effects of the immune system in organ transplantation and autoimmune disorders Immune Stimulants Interferons Naturally released from human […]

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Anti-inflammatory Agents

Anti-inflammatory Agents

Anti-inflammatory Agents Inflammatory Response Protects the body from injury and pathogens Uses chemical mediators to produce the reaction that helps destroy pathogens and promote healing Anti-inflammatory Agents Block or alter the chemical reactions associated with the inflammatory response Types of Anti-inflammatory Agents Corticosteroids: used systemically to block the inflammatory and immune systems Antihistamines: block the […]

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Nursing Management

Nursing Management

Nursing Management Nursing Responsibility Assessment Administration of ordered medications and therapy Assessment of reaction/outcome to medications Teaching Evaluation of teaching effectiveness Nursing Process Assessment Gather data: history and physical assessment Nursing diagnosis Draw a conclusion from the assessment data that was gathered Intervention Formulate a plan of care that includes actions to improve or maintain […]

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