Read the following articles to enhance your knowledge of commonly prescribed medications:

Si§¢n Williams, A- (2014)- Pharmacology of steroids in the musculoskeletal system- Nurse Prescribing, 12(5), 237-242-

Trinka, E-, Honer, J-, Zerbs, A-, & Brigo, F. (2014)- Efficacy and safety of intravenous valproate for status epilepticus: a systematic review. CNS Drugs, 28(7),
623-639- doi:10-1007Is40263-014-0167-1

All of the following groups of medications are commonly prescribed in the acute care setting- Choose one of the topics below to discuss- If it is a medication
group, select a specific drug within that group- (This is a good way for you to prepare for clinical practice, because you will get to know the drugs you will
prescribe for patients)- Focus your discussion on the hospital or ICU setting and IV usage-



3-Teriparatide vs biophosphonates

4-Non-depolarizing blockers vs Depolarizing blockers for neuromusclular agents

5-Succinylcholine, decamethonium,

6-Pancuronium, vecuronium, rocuronium

7-Anticonvuisant Barbiturates and benzodiazepines

8-Valproates and Fosphenytoin and topiramate

9-GABA analogs and Triazines

10-Migraine medications

Note: When sharing your initial post, select a topic that has not yet been discussed- If all topics have been discussed, then you may select that topic again,
but select a different drug within the medication group-

By Day 3

For this Discussion, address 1 of the following options:



Option 1

Post a description of a patient you have taken care of (inpatient as an RN, or as an NP student) who has been prescribed the medication you selected-
Include the scenario, indication, dosing, complications, and outcome- Then explain whether or not you would have ordered the same drug and same dose-
Option 2

Conduct an evidence-based drug search on the drug you selected and post an explanation of any possible issues- Are there any drug interactions? Any
black box warnings? To what type of patient would you prescribe this medication?

Option 3

Post an explanation of the properties of the drug you selected, including usages and dosing in the hospital or ICU- Discuss a patient to whom you would
prescribe this medication-