Below is a summary of Ahmed’s electronic health record (EHR) activity during the four hours he is in the ED. As a pharmacist, you ensure Ahmed receives the proper medications and dosage ordered by the physician. You review any adverse reactions he might have with medications. Use his EHR, Virtual Physical Exam (VPE) and Internet research to answer the questions. Be prepared to discuss the responses with the rest of Ahmed’s healthcare team.
Internet Research: Why do the EMTs give Zofran, an antiemetic, to Ahmed in the ambulance?
Review Ahmed’s VPE: During which step of the intubation procedure would medications be given to Ahmed? Why would medications be given during intubation?
Internet Research: Do any of the medications in Ahmed’s ED EHR have possible side effects, if so, what are they?
Review Ahmed’s ED EHR: A “Banana Bag” IV solution is inserted to reduce dehydration and supply Ahmed with nutrients. How long is Ahmed on this solution?
Internet Research: List the nutrients found in the “Banana Bag” and explain why they are necessary.