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You are working as a registered nurse in an emergency department, buddied with a nursing student, Henry. You are assigned to care for Mrs Betts, who has presented to the emergency department with left ankle pain. You note that Mrs Betts has been charted 400mg ibuprofen (Nurofen), an analgesic. Henry asks you if you could explain the mechanism of action of ibuprofen (Nurofen) to him.

Question 1:   Explain to Henry the mechanism of action of ibuprofen (Nurofen).

Mrs Betts complains of stomach pain and asks you to explain why this is happening.

Question 2:  Provide an explanation to Mrs Betts why stomach upset is one of the side-effects of ibuprofen (Nurofen).

Henry noted that Mrs Betts was also prescribed another analgesic to go with the ibuprofen (Nurofen). Henry asks you why two drugs are needed.

Question 3:  Explain to Henry why multiple drugs are given for pain.

Four hours later, Mrs Betts is cleared for discharge. You approach Mrs Betts before she leaves and offer her some advice.

Question 4:  Explain to Mrs Betts what considerations she needs to have when taking ibuprofen (Nurofen).

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Viva Voce Scenario

You are working as a registered nurse in a surgical ward, buddied with a nursing student, Harold. You are assigned to care for Mrs Ali, who was admitted with a fractured neck of femur after a fall. You note that Mrs Ali has been charted 10mg Morphine, an analgesic. Harold asks you if you could explain the mechanism of action of Morphine to him.

Question 1:   Explain to Harold the mechanism of action of Morphine.

Mrs Ali complains of feeling dizzy and asks you to explain why this is happening.

Question 2:  Provide an explanation to Mrs Ali why dizziness is one of the side-effects of Morphine.

Harold noted that Mrs Ali was also prescribed another analgesic to go with the Morphine. Harold asks you why two drugs are needed.

Question 3:  Explain to Harold why multiple drugs are given for pain.

After 14 days, Mrs Ali is cleared for discharge. You approach Mrs Ali before she leaves and offer her some advice.

Question 4:  Explain to Mrs Ali what considerations she needs to have when taking Morphine.

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