Therapeutic goals for a client who has nearly drowned include providing adequate oxygenation, maintaining a patent airway, maintaining cerebral perfusion, continuous monitoring, providing rewarming methods, and absence of complications.
Antiarrhythmics address arrhythmia by altering cells’ automaticity and conductivity. Includes Class IA, IB, IC, II, III, and IV.
Cardiotonic agents are drugs used to increase the contractility of the heart. Included below is a pharmacology guide for nurses on the various effects of cardiotonic-inotropic agents.
It is the goal of these nursing mnemonics to provide an easy quick-guide to simplify the concepts of pharmacology.