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