Choose a medication type from the following list, note why the medication is used, and consider adverse effects. Invent a scenario where giving this medication could result in an ethical or legally charged situation. Try not to choose a category that has been well addressed by your peers.

Choose a medication type from the following list, note why the medication is used, and consider adverse effects. Invent a scenario where giving this medication could result in an ethical or legally charged situation. Try not to choose a category that has been well addressed by your peers.

Bethanaechol / cholinergics: Consider risks of inducing urgency or bradycardia in a clients with dementia issues
Benztropine /anticholinergics: Consider harms that can occur with comorbidities like glaucoma or BPH
Albuterol /adrenergics: Consider harms that can occur is asthmatic children are in charge of their own inhalers
Atenolol/ beta blockers: Consider harms that could occur if heart rate was low or patient was asthmatic
Lorazepam /benzodiazepines: Consider vulnerability issues related to sedation and induction of memory loss
Oxycodone / opiates: Consider addiction, drug seeking and patient vulnerability in impaired nurses
Amitriptylline /tricyclics: Consider vulnerability issues with risk of suicidal overdose given anticholinergic effects


 

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