To Do List 5/8/12
Goal 2: Resident will become self reliant with medication
Resident will identify pills by color and learn the purpose
- Invega- Light pink in color, small oval in size with pal 9 on it. Paliperidone is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Paliperidone is in a class of medications called atypical antipsychotics
- Levothyroxine- Light blue in color tiny oval in size with LG and M written on it. Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough ...view middle of the document...
It is also used in combination with other medications to treat heart failure. Enalapril is in a class of medications called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It works by decreasing certain chemicals that tighten the blood vessels, so blood flows more smoothly and the heart can pump blood more efficiently.
- Haldol Deconate- Yellow in color, small round in size with an361 written on it. Haloperidol is an older antipsychotic used in the treatment of schizophrenia and in the treatment of acute psychotic states and delirium. A long-acting decanoate ester is used as an injection given every 4 weeks to people with schizophrenia or related illnesses who have a poor compliance with medication and suffer frequent relapses of illness, or to overcome the drawbacks inherent to its orally administered counterpart that burst dosage increases risk or intensity of side effects
- Folic acid- Folic acid is used to treat or prevent folic acid deficiency. It is a B-complex vitamin needed by the body to manufacture red blood cells. A deficiency of this vitamin causes certain types of anemia (low red blood cell count).
Goal 2: Resident will learn to self medicate.
Resident will learn medication regiment and the purpose that medication management plays in life. 8pm meds.
- Simvastin- light pink in color round in size with markings 02 and “A” Simvastatin is used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of...