I have been in nursing for 35 years and have worked in a variety of settings including hospice, long term care, med-surg, supervision, cath lab, ER, special procedures and critical care. I enjoy working as a float nurse because it gives me a variety of clinical experiences. I am also a CPR, ACLS, and PALS instructor at our local hospital.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
ACLS Medication Questions
unstable bradycardia this medication may be considered as an alternative to
pacing. At higher doses its alpha adrenergic
properties predominate. It is
administered in mg/kg/min.
medication reduces afterload and venous return to the heart. Because of these properties it should not be
used with patients who have a right ventricular infarct.
refractory VF/VT the second dose of this medication is .50mg -.75 mg/kg.
medication is not given in bolus doses.
Thus, a patient with VT with a pulse might receive an infusion of this
maximum dose of this medication is 3 mg/24 hour
d. Nitroglycerin 16. c. Dopamine 17. a. Nitroglycerin 18. c. Lidocaine 19. d. Procainamide 20. b. Atropine