New RN on Cardiac Stepdown...Help with Med resources?

  1. Hi all,

    I'm a new grad RN on a SD Cardiac/Vascular Unit. We get alot of s/p caths, pacemakers, AAA, Afib, etc. on our unit. I have become quite familiar with our regular meds and the parameters for those. I have been looking for a resource to summarize my cardiac meds. For example: which ones are typically used for specific diagnosis, prolonged QT intervals, where in the cardiac cycle they work, etc. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thank You!
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    Joined: Oct '09; Posts: 7
    RN- Cardiac Stepdown Unit


  3. by   nursej22
    Not sure how much you want to spend, or maybe your unit or library has a copy, but Drugs for the Heart by Opie and Gersh is an excellent resource.
  4. by   Ashley-SDCVRN85
    Thank You! I will definitely try this out.