Tag: Medication

Real Patient Testimonial – P3 Pharmacogenetic Testing – Warfarin Dosing

Real Patient Testimonial – P3 Pharmacogenetic Testing – Warfarin Dosing

By Bryan Wright 0 Comment October 11, 2019

Recently, I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and was required to be on warfarin to avoid blood clots from forming in my system. I was playing with my oldest grandchild, who was two at the time, and I started to become dizzy. I needed to sit down, but before I did, I fainted. I woke […]

The opioid crisis is profitable. Blockchain tech can end that. | Brian Behlendorf

The opioid crisis is profitable. Blockchain tech can end that. | Brian Behlendorf

By Bryan Wright 55 Comments October 11, 2019

So there’s a tremendous amount of fraud in the prescription drug marketplace. And just like with provenance tracking of diamonds or the food supply chain you can have provenance tracking for pharmaceuticals. You can have a system whereby the drugs—from the time they’re manufactured and the batch that they were made in and in the […]

3. Set Up a Dosage System (Medication Management BASICS Video Series) (English)

3. Set Up a Dosage System (Medication Management BASICS Video Series) (English)

By Bryan Wright 0 Comment October 8, 2019

(Music) Now that your family member or friend’s medications are verified and sorted, you need to set up a system for taking them that’s appropriate and easy to use. Medication sets – or “medi-sets” – are plastic boxes with dosage days and times easily visible on them. Large color-coordinated posters can also serve to show […]

Tobacco and Health: Counseling and Medication

Tobacco and Health: Counseling and Medication

By Bryan Wright 0 Comment October 6, 2019

– And the smoking? The last time I saw you, you were saying this would be the year. How’s that going? – Hmm, I’ve tried to quit on my own a couple of times but I never make it more than a few days. – Well trying is a really important step. You have the […]

Dr. Hannah Klein – Boys Town National Research Hospital

Dr. Hannah Klein – Boys Town National Research Hospital

By Bryan Wright 0 Comment October 3, 2019

Hi, my name is Dr. Hannah Klein. I’m a pediatric neurologist and pediatric epileptologist at Boys Town National Research Hospital and I joined Boys Town in 2019. So an epileptologist is basically a special type of neurologist. I say special, but it really is someone who has done an extra level of study in just […]

Conversion and Rate App:  Determine a Dosage Amount

Conversion and Rate App: Determine a Dosage Amount

By Bryan Wright 1 Comment September 28, 2019

When Ibuprofen is given for fever to children six months of age to two years, the usual dosage is five milligrams per kilogram of body weight, when the fever is under 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. How much medicine would be the usual dose for a 18-month old weighing 25 pounds? To determine the dosage, we first […]

What if I miss a dose of my Atrial Fibrillation medication?

What if I miss a dose of my Atrial Fibrillation medication?

By Bryan Wright 0 Comment September 24, 2019

One of the frequent things people ask is: how religious do I have to be with the timing of my blood thinners? If you’re on warfarin it’s a little easier to handle because it has a much longer half-life and it’s in your system a long time. And a half-life is just a term used […]

Pharmacogenomics: DNA, drugs and dosage

Pharmacogenomics: DNA, drugs and dosage

By Bryan Wright 0 Comment September 21, 2019

The human body is incredibly complex and the effects of a drug or medication can vary greatly between people What works for one person may not be as effective for others or may cause side effects This variation can be due to many factors, like differences in age or size your overall health or interactions […]

A Healthy Dose Of Medical Sketches

A Healthy Dose Of Medical Sketches

By Bryan Wright 100 Comments September 20, 2019

♪♪ Hey, guys! What’s up, what’s up? Hello. We’ve got an awesome compilation video for you all about doctors. Yes, all about doctors. And medical things. So if you want to feel smart medically, check out this compilation. Monocle. [laughs] Doctors all have monocles. Yeah. And teacups. [slurp] [audience cheering] Thanks for coming out with […]

Ex 1: IM Medication Dosage Calculation – Two Steps

Ex 1: IM Medication Dosage Calculation – Two Steps

By Bryan Wright 1 Comment September 15, 2019

You receive an order for 250 micrograms IM. The medication is available as one milligram, per two milliliters. How many milliliters will you give the patient. To solve this problem we’re going to use a proportion. Which is formed by setting two rates or ratios equal to each other as we see here. And as […]