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Cardiovascular medications

  Types of cardiovascular drugs Positive inotropic drugs: increase the force of myocardial contraction Negative inotropic drugs: decrease the force of myocardial contraction Positive chronotropic drugs: increase heart rate by altering the rate of impulse formation at the SA node

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Central venous catheter CVC insertion

Indications for insertion Haemodynamic monitoring Administration of vasoconstrictors Noradrenaline Dopamine Administration of irritating or hypertonic solutions Amiodarone TPN Inability to cannulate peripheral veins

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Nursing Cardiovascular Assessment

  The Heart One day the heart beats 100,000 times , Heart pumps about 2,000 gallons In 70 years the heart beats more than 2.5 billion times Extends from the 2nd to the 5th intercostal space Between the right boarder

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Nursing care plan for IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA

IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA: Occurs when there is reduced Fe and protein. Most common form of anemia. Pernicious anemia: Lack of intrinsic factor Vitamin B12 Malabsorption.

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Sickle Cell Anemia And Nursing Care Plan

Anemia is deficiency in the: Number of RBC’s (erythrocytes) The quantity of Hemoglobin (Hb) The volume of packed RBC (Hematocrit)

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