Nitroglycerin

Card Set Information

Author:
bryantfire
ID:
224088
Filename:
Nitroglycerin
Updated:
2013-08-10 14:17:20
Tags:
Drugs UAV Paramedic
Folders:

Description:
Drug Drill
Show Answers:

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview

The flashcards below were created by user bryantfire on FreezingBlue Flashcards. What would you like to do?


  1. Nitroglycerin
         (a) Name
         (b) Classification
    • (a) Nitroglycerin, Nitrostat, Nitrolingual
    • (b) Vasodilator
  2. Nitroglycerin
         Action
    • Causes systemic dilation of arteries and
    •      veins    
    • Decrease myocardial workload and O2
    •      demand by reducing preload and
    •      afterload    
    • Increases myocardial perfusion by dilating      coronary arteries
  3. Nitroglycerin
         (a) Indications
         (b) Contraindications
    • (a) Chest pain of myocardial origin
    •      Pulmonary edema associated with
    •       cardiogenic shock
    • (b) Poor sytemic perfusion (BP<90)
    •      Use of phosphodiesterase inhibitors
    •       (Viagra, Levitra (24hrs), Cialis (48hrs)
    •       etc.
    •      Patients with suspected cerebral
    •       hemorrhage
  4. Nitroglycerin
         Adverse Effects
    • Cardiovascular
    •      Hypotension
    •      Brady/Tachycardia
    • Gastrointestinal
    •     Nausea/Vomiting
    •     Dry mouth
    •     Sublingual burning
    • Neurological
    •      Headache
    •      Dizziness
    •      Confusion
    •      Blurred Vision
    • General
    •      Flushed
  5. Nitroglycerin
         Administration
    0.4mg (1spray) every 5 mins SL (BP>90)
  6. Nitroglycerin
         Pediatric
    Not recommended
  7. Nitroglycerin
         (a) Onset
         (b) Duration
    • (a) 1-3 mins
    • (b) 30-60 mins
  8. Nitroglycerin
         Precautions
    • Monitor patient for onset of hypotension
    • May have synergistic effect in patients taking
    •  beta blockers or calcium channel blockers
    • Do not shake container, it will alter dose
    •  delivered

What would you like to do?

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview