8 Drugs that every ICU Nurses needs to know
The list below are the eight (8) most common drugs that are frequently used in emergency situations. It is very important that you know and understand what these drugs are and when to use it.
An endogenous nucleoside, slows conduction down through the AV node. Treats tachycardia. Extremely short half life- <10 seconds.
Antiarrhythmic that effects the sodium, potassium, and calcium channels.Vasodilates. Used in V tach, V fib, and sinus tachycardia.
Anticholinergic, enhances the conduction in the AV nodes. Drug of choice in treating bradycardia.
Potent catecholamine. Increases heart rate, blood pressure. Used to treat Asystole, V tach, V fib, bradycardia.
Antiarrhythmic use alternatively to Amiodarone. Treats V fib, and V tach,
Antiarrhthmia, This is used to treat sustained V Tach.
Beta Blocker. Treats A fib or A flutter.
Synthetic antiarrhythmia. Used to treat asystole, v tach, v fib.