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Expert Drug Therapy: Arrhythmias DVD

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Get vital information about how drugs work for your patients with arrhythmias - during immediate and continuing treatment. Know exactly what their actions mean to your nursing care before, during, and after drug therapy.

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  • 31 minutes

    Get vital information about how drugs work for your patients with arrhythmias - during immediate and continuing treatment. Know exactly what their actions mean to your nursing care before, during, and after drug therapy.

    With this DVD, you'll learn:

    • which drugs work to control atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, and how to administer them safely and accurately
    • how the cardiac glycoside digoxin slows the heart rate by enhancing parasympathetic stimulation
    • how ibutilide slows ectopic impulse conduction in atrial fibrillation by blocking potassium movement out of myocardial cells
    • how heparin prevents clots from forming in the atria, and how to monitor your patient's complete blood count for signs of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
    • why the anticoagulant warfarin may be included in your patient's continuing therapy
    • why your patient may be at risk for new arrhythmias or heart failure during propafenone therapy - and how you can decrease the risk
    • why I.V. amiodarone must be administered using PVC tubing and a central venous catheter ......and much, much more