HESI PHARMACOLOGY REVIEW

ELDERLY HAVE DECREASED RENAL FUNCTION
EXCRETE DUGS AT A SLOWER RATE THAN YOUNGER ADULTS.
***RISK OF TOXICITY FOR MEDS SCHEDULED CLOSE TOGETHER EXAMPLE Q 4HRS FOR NARCOTICS***

SUCCINYLCHOLINE (ANECTINE) DEPOLARIZING NEUROMUSCULAR BLOCKER USED DURING SURGERY
***MAY CAUSE VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA/DYSRHYTHMIAS.***
***ADDED NEUROMUSCULAR BLOCKER(NMB) ACTION WHEN VANCOMYCIN IS GIVEN WITH NMBs

FORMULA IV DRIP RATES
VOLUME (mL) X DRIP RATE (20GTT/mL)/TIME
250mL x 20GTTS/MIN DIVIDED BY 60MIN