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SBAR:Antipsychotic Reference Card
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Drug Category: Antips­ych­otics

Drug Name
Gene­ric
Haldol
Halope­ridol
Clozaril
Clozapine
Abilify
Aripip­razole
Risperdal
Risper­idone
Seroquel
Quetiapine
Thorazine
Chlorp­rom­azine
Zyprexa
Olanzapine

S - Situation

Symptoms associated with antips­ych­otics:
• Blurred vision
• Consti­pation
• Dry mouth
• Weight gain

B - Background

• Indica­tions (not limited to): Schizo­phrenia and bipolar disorder to control psychotic symptoms such as halluc­ina­tions, delusions, or mania.
• Other diagnoses, co-mor­bid­ities, other medica­tions, recent medication changes, recent pertinent labs.
• Signif­icant drug intera­ctions: antico­nvu­lsants, Parkin­son’s drugs, antihi­sta­mines, antide­pre­ssants, barbit­urates, sleeping and pain medica­tions, and narcotics.
 

SBAR

A - Assessment / Appearance

• Change in vital signs (e.g., decreased or increased blood pressure, increased pulse)
• Skin color changes
• Change in behavior or mental status

R - Recomm­end­ations / Requests

Contact the resident’s physician or practi­tioner to ask:
• Do the changes reported indicate adverse effects of the medica­tion?
• Is there an approp­riate indication for use?
• Is use of the medication only for the duration needed, and at the lowest effective dose?
• Is there effect­iveness in achieving the therapy goal?
• Drowsiness or sedation
• Involu­ntary movements
• Muscle spasms or tremors (can be severe)

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