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Date ordered: November 15, 2017 At 11:30 AM by Dr. Gallardo/ Dr..

Ramajo

A. GENERIC NAME: Midozolam

B. BRAND NAME: Versed

C. CLASSIFICATION: Anti anxiety agents; Sedative

D. DOSAGE AND FREQUENCY: 1mg/IV

E. ROUTE: IV

F. MECHANISM OF ACTION: The actions of Benzodiazepines such as midozolam are

mediated through the inhibitory neurotransmitters in the brain. Benzodiazepines increase

the activity of the GABA, thereby producing a calming effect, relaxing skeletal muscle,

and inducing sleep.

G. DESIRED EFFECT: To produce sleepiness/ drowsiness and to relieve anxiety before

surgery.

Nursing Responsibilities

NURSING INTERVENTIONS RATIONALE

1. Check and verify doctor’s order

2. Educate patient about purpose and To promote cooperation and compliance

effect of the drugs prior to

administration

3. Monitor patient response to drugs To evaluate effectiveness of drugs

through vital signs, weight, serum

electrolytes and hydration


4. Provide safety measures such as not To avoid injuries and accidents

leaving the patient unattended