Nursing responsibilities (albuterol (Proventil))?
Monitor the client's respiratory statues while administering sympathomimetics. This includes respiratory rate, lung sounds, oxygen saturation, and subjective symptoms.
These medications should be used with coution in clients with conditions such as cardiac disease, vascular disease, hypertension, hyperthroidism, and pregnancy.
Monitor the client for common side effects including increased heart rate(due to sympathetic stimulation of the heart) and tremors.
Monitor for other side effects that occur with excessive dosing, wich may include central nervous system stimulation, gastrointestinal upset, hypertension, and sweating.