Reply To: Patients who have trouble taking steroids

  • Ashlee Blumhoff

    Member
    January 19, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Magic shell is the chocolate you can put on your ice cream and it hardens ….some people try it with the oral steroid pills, it coats them and makes them easier to swallow but we aren’t having much luck with it…not sure if there is a trick to making it work or not, we did chill the pills before putting it on .
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    Ashlee Stofferahn, MSN,RN,CPHON
    Sioux Falls, SD
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 01-19-2015 11:29 AM
    From: Cara Johnson
    Subject: Patients who have trouble taking steroids

    We keep all our new ALLs inpatient through induction. So they usually get IV till we think they can take it and do a trial run. What is “magic shell”? For liquid we do chocolate syrup as a chaser or mix with grape syrup.
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    Cara Johnson, CPON,RN
    Cincinnati Childrens Hospital
    United States
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