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Why would you hold medication?
Taking your medicine as prescribed or medication adherence is important for controlling chronic conditions, treating temporary conditions, and overall long-term health and well-being. A personal connection with your health-care provider or pharmacist is an important part of medication adherence.
What does it mean to hold medication?
Hold or d/c: If a medication is on “hold,” you should not take it again until your doctor or pharmacist tells you. Medications can be put on hold if it could interact with another, new medication you are on, and put you at risk. D/C means the medication has been discontinued, and you should no longer take it.
When should you hold blood pressure medication?
CHECK THE PATIENT’S BLOOD PRESSURE PRIOR TO ADMINISTERING AN ANTIDYSRHYTHMIC MEDICATION OR HEMODYNAMIC MEDICATION (like vasodilators). If systolic blood pressure is < 100 mm Hg or 30 mm Hg below baseline, then hold medication.
When do you need to hold a drug?
The information on when to hold a drug is in the same place as the rest of the information about drugs. You hold medications when they are contraindicated. For example, hold dig if heart rate is below 60 or the patient is showing signs of toxicity. Hold anti-hypertensives when the patient’s blood pressure is low.
When to hold a medication for a PT?
You check the blood pressure and hold it if systolic is below the parameters that the prescribing Dr. has ordered; for instance “hold if SBP less than 100”. So after checking the pt’s BP and the BP is 90/60, you would hold the med. And so on and so forth. When in doubt, always ask the charge nurse or the MD.
When to give or hold blood pressure Meds?
I had originally figured that I didn’t feel comfortable giving if there under 110 systolic, but I had other nurses give at 103. Any general rule of thumb if no official doctors order to hold. Thanks. It depends on the doctors orders and on the med. I generally hold meds for sbp below 100 and/dbp below 50 unless there are other parameters.
When to hold a medication for heart failure?
As mentioned in previous posts, Digoxin, increases contractility of the ventricles and lowers heart rate. It’s usually given to patients with heart failure or those with atrial fibrillation (dysrhythmia). You hold this drug if the pulse is less than 60 beats per minute for adults (or 100 bpm for children!).