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Midazolam ampoules should be kept
away from light. The dose can be stored
in its original container until required.
To administer, the carer should twist
the seal and use nger pressure on the
ampoule to administer the medication,
one drop at a time into alternate nostrils.
Side e ects associated with intranasal
midazolam include local irritation.
While drowsiness is also associated with
midazolam it could also be associated with
Palliative care is a comparatively new area
and has provided enormous opportunity
for the involvement of community and
hospital pharmacists alike to improve
medicines management within this
patient group. In order for pharmacists
to anticipate and actively respond to the
individual needs of palliative care patients
and their carers, they must be familiar with
palliative care principles.
Exciting opportunities exist for pharmacists
to make important contributions to the
continued development of the palliative
care interdisciplinary teams. Palliative
care should be a rewarding part of
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