A patient with head trauma and a suspected increasein intracranial pressure is prescribed morphine sulfate (Morphine) 10 mg IM q 4hours for headache. The nurse questions this order based on the knowledgethat:
Hydrocodone5mg q 4 hours prn is listed on the patient’s medication profile, but thepatient is not known to have pain.The nurse suspects this patient is receiving this medication to:
The nurse monitors the patient receiving codeinefor which of the following common adverse reactions?
Following a dose of morphine sulfate (Morphine),the patient becomes nauseated and vomits. The nurse evaluates this response asrelated to which effect ofnarcotics?
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