A-EMT drugs

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jskunz
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A-EMT drugs
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2014-05-27 13:32:32
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A-EMT drugs
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  1. Pt is complaining of chest pain. What drug to use?
    Nitroglycerine
  2. What therapeutic effects does nitroglycerine have/give
    • Primary pharmacologic effect is to relax smooth muscle 
    • Therefore, nitro can relax vascular smooth muscle, via vasodilation
    • Provides pain relief in angina
    • Through vasodilating action on peripheral vessels, promotes pooling of blood in systemic circulation and decreases resistance against which the heart has to pump
  3. Indications for nitroglycerine
    • Relieve pain of angina
    • Also to treat pulmonary edema due to left heart failure
  4. Contraindications for nitroglycerine
    • DO NOT GIVE NITRO IF:
    • Increased intracranial pressure
    • Glaucoma, hypertension, hypoventilation
    • Hiccups or epigastric distress w symptoms of AMI
    • If pt is wearing nitro patch or paste, additional administration may be ineffective
  5. Side effects to Nitroglycerine
    • Transient throbbing headache (if no headache occurs, suspect nito is out of date and no longer potent)
    • Hypotension
    • dizziness
    • weakness
    • visual disturbances
  6. How is nitroglycerin supplied?
    • Ointment, tablets, sustained release capsules, spray or patches
    • In field, tablets are perferred
  7. Administration and dosage of nitroglycerine
    • Sublingual administration.
    • Pt should be semi-sitting or recumbent
    • One 0.4 mg tab. sublingual
    • May repeat every 5 mins to Max of 3 tablets
    • Monitor BP no less than 90 systolic

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