INSIGHTS ON DEATH AND DYING: Not just a pain reliever
JOY UFEMA RN, MS

$3.95
Nursing2014
June 2004 
Volume 34  Number 6
Pages 82 - 82
 
  PDF Version Available!

ABSTRACT
© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Volume 34(6)             June 2004             p 82 Not just a pain reliever [INSIGHTS ON DEATH & DYING: ORAL MORPHINE]

UFEMA, JOY RN, MS

I'm caring for a nursing home resident with end-stage heart failure and pulmonary edema. He's tachypneic at 32 breaths/minute and has a look of terror in his eyes. I called the attending physician and requested small, frequent doses of oral morphine. She refused, saying, “He's not in pain, so morphine isn't indicated.”

I believe a small dose of morphine would make this patient more comfortable and less panicky. Am I wrong? —D.P., TENN.

No, it's the physician who needs a refresher course in Pharmacology 101. Morphine does much more than simply relieve pain. Because it acts as a vasodilator, it can increase cardiac output. It's also a respiratory depressant, ...

Purchase Now !

To purchase this item, follow the instructions below. If you’re not already logged in, be sure to enter your login information below to ensure that your item is saved to your File Drawer after you purchase it.

Not a member? Join now for Free!


Cost:$3.95
1) If you're not already logged in, enter your information below to save this item in your File Drawer for future viewing.

User name:


Password


Forgot your user name or password?
2)  If you have a coupon or promotional code, enter it
here.(If not, just click Continue.


Digital Coupon: (optional)

3)  Click Continue to go to the next screen, where
you'll enter your payment details.






Featured Jobs



Benefits of Membership

FREE E-Newsletters
Sign up for our free enewsletters to stay up-to-date in your area of practice - or take a look at an archive of prior issues

CESaver
Join our CESaver program to earn up to 100 contact hours for only $34.95
Register Now

Lippincott's NursingCenter.com
Explore a world of online resources

Become a Member