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Planning And Implementing Critical Care And Emergency Pharmaceuticals

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 4 hours Pharmacology: 4 hours
Rated 4.8 out of 5.0 based on 651 reviews

Course Summary

Safe administration of medication in critical care and emergency settings is paramount to ensure optimal outcomes for patients. The most experienced medical and nursing clinicians are well aware of the fragility of critical care patients and the potential for the smallest mistake to result in serious consequences. Understanding the purpose, administration, monitoring, and potential consequences of pharmacological agents available to critical care and emergency department clinicians is necessary for them to make use of potentially life-saving treatments. This is Part 2 of a 2 part series on Critical Care Pharmacology.

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Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction

II.           Medications Administered In The ED and ICU

III.         Inhaled Medication

IV.          Intravenous Medication

V.            Oral Medication

VI.          Prescription Guidelines

1.   Benzodiazepines

2.   Propofol

3.   Opioid Analgesics

4.   Non-opioid Analgesics

5.   Dopamine

6.   Dobutamine

7.   Isoproterenol

8.   Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors

9.   Epinephrine

10. Norepinephrine

11. Phenylephrine

12. Ephedrine

13.  Vasopressin

14.  Nitroglycerin

15.  Nitroprusside

16.  Labetalol

VII.       Summary


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