Drug Name: Erythromycin
Dosage, Route, Frequency: OU, STAT
Mechanism of Action:
Suppresses protein synthesis at the level of the 50S bacterial ribosome. Desired Effect:
This drug is given to the patient as a prophylaxis for superficial ocular infection. Nursing Responsibilities
1. Cleans the area before application.
| To remove secretions and other microorganisms present in the eyes of the baby.
| 2. Discard the first drop of the ointment.
| To remove microorganism.
| 3. Put on at least 2cm of drug on the lower inner conjunctiva from inner to outer cantus.
| To prevent spread of microorganisms.
| 4. Gently press the upper and lower conjunctiva together.
| To distribute evenly the drug.
| 5. Wipe the excess medication on the eyes of the baby.
| For the baby to look neat and clean.
| 6. Tell the mother that there is medication applied on the eyes of the baby.
| To prevent removal of the drug.
Drug Name: Phytonadione
Brand Name: Hema K
Classification: Antidotes, Vitamins
Dosage, Route, Frequency: 0.1 cc (full term)/0.05 cc (preterm), IM, STAT Mechanism of Action:
Required for hepatic synthesis of blood coagulation factor II (prothrombin), VII, IX and X. Desired Effect:
This drug is given to the patient to prevent hemorrhagic disease. Nursing Responsibilities
1. Determine if the newborn is full/preterm.
| To know the right dose to be given.
| 2. Pinch the site of injection.
| To prevent hitting the bone and ensure that the medication is administered in the right route.
| 3. Disinfect the site of injection.
| To remove microorganisms present.
| 4. Inject the medications then aspirate before administering the drug.
| To ensure that there is no blood vessel punctured.
| 5. Apply pressure at the injection site.
| To prevent further bleeding and the leak of drug.
| 6. Encourage latching on.
| In order for the baby to acquire...
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