Medication Education

Medication Education
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Medication Education Storyboard Assignment

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  • Good morning nurse Lucy
  • Good morning maam
  • The doctor say he's going give me medication for my insomnia and you are going explain it to me and my wife. What is it and is it ready?
  • Good morning Mr. and Mrs. Lopez
  • It is a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic medication, used to treat insomnia by increasing the effect of GABA in the brain. GABA is a neurotransmitter that helps us sleep at night by calming the brain.
  • You will need to take this medication on an empty stomach 1 hr before going to sleep and ensure to have at least 6-8hrs of sleep scheduled.
  • Yes I have it with me. It's zolpidem (Ambien)
  • Are they any complications or adverse effect?
  • Yes Ma'am some adverse effect are headache, drowsiness, nervousness, dizziness and vertigo and lethargy.
  • Also antifungal and some blood pressure medication such as Verapamil may enhance Zolpidem effect so unsure to discuss medication interaction with your provider
  • Do not take with alcohol because complications such as excessive sleepiness, confusion, diminished reflexes, and coma may occur and you need to seek emergency care right away.
  • Lastly consult with your physician before taking any herbal supplements especially Valerian Root or Kava because they increase effect and can lead to toxicity.
  • Avoid grapefruit or grapefruit juice, it prolong the effect of this medication.
  • You're welcome, if the is medication not working or if you have any concern, don't hesitate to call us.
  • Thanks for all your teachings nurse Lucy. It was very helpful. Hopefully I can sleep now
  • Client Education Project by: Terese Arzu, Arthur Davies & Marcella Mora
  • Terese Arzu: The team organizer and creative group member. Initiate Storyboard and creatively begun the scenario. Arthur Davies: Provide details regarding medication and feedback on Storyboard organization and execution. Marcella Mora: Ensure project adhered to the rubric by labeling each item listed  and also organized references.
  • References Assessment Technologies Institute. (2016). RN pharmacology for nursing (7.0th ed.). Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC. Lilley, L. L., Collins, S. R., & Snyder, J. S. (2017). Pharmacology and the nursing process (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
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