Random Nursing Bullets 1

  • Alcohol is a CNS depressant and the most widely abused drug in ALL CATEGORIES.
  • Wernicke’s-Korsakoff’s Syndrome are neurologic complications of alcoholism resulting from Vit. B1 (thiamine) deficiency. Treatment: 100 mg Thiamine IM
  • Disulfiram (Antabuse) is used for alcoholism, Aversion Therapy. Client must be alcohol free 12 H before the therapy is started.
  • Narcotic or opioid overdose cause pupil constriction (unique characteristic of opioids).
  • Yawning indicates brain hypoxia and is common in heroin withdrawal. Flu-like symptoms is also a withdrawal symptom of heroin.
  • Perforated nasal septum is a physical complication of cocaine, a stimulant.
  • Hallucination, Pica, Blood-shot eyes are common manifestations of a person using marijuana.
  • Treatment of Narcotic Overdose (OD): Naloxone (Narcan), Naltrexone (ReVia)
  • Drug for Narcotic Withdrawal and Detoxification: Methadone
  • Ecstasy is also known as Methylene DioxyMethAmphetamine (MDMA).
  • Cocaine, a stimulant, is also called CRACK or COKE.
  • Cocaine is the second widely used illicit drug after marijuana.
  • Amphetamine is called “shabu” in the Philippines. It is a stimulant and may be taken orally, by injection, snorting, or smoking.

Published by tEXtAMS

Nurse by profession. Teacher by heart.