IV acetaminophen and important nursing considerations

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This article examines the evidence supporting the use of acetaminophen and reviews important nursing considerations” Peterson et al (2019).

Abstract:

THE FDA approved the use of I.V. acetaminophen in November 2010, but it has been commercially available in many countries outside the US since 2001.1 I.V. acetaminophen is indicated for managing mild-to-moderate pain, moderate-to-severe pain along with adjunctive opioid analgesics, and fever in adults and children as young as 2 years.2 This article examines the evidence supporting the use of acetaminophen and reviews important nursing considerations.

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Peterson, K. and Armes, K. (2019) Update on I.V. acetaminophen. Nursing. 49(9), p.64–65. doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000569832.34571.73.

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