Say hello to haloperidol: Episode 91

03.05.2020 - By Straight A Nursing

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Haloperidol (Haldol) is a traditional antipsychotic with some very distinct guidelines that could show up on your next exam or with your next combative, delirious patient. 

In this podcast episode, I’ll talk you through:

* What Haldol is used for in the clinical setting* The multiple ways Haldol can be given (and how we’re going to give it for acute agitation in the hospital)* THE most important thing you need to know before you give Haldol and what to monitor afterwards.* The very dangerous thing that could happen to your patient with Haldol administration* Monitoring parameters* Common side effects of Haldol

Plus, I’m sharing a sneak peak into my Pharmacology course and an acronym that can help you focus your studying when learning new medications. 

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Want to see how I remember drug side effects? (https://www.straightanursingstudent.com/psychopharmacology-podcast/)

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Episode notes here: (https://www.straightanursingstudent.com/haldol/)

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