Hi everyone! I am a new nurse in the CVSICU. Just completed my first week of orientation and wow there's alot to learn!! I was wondering if anyone had any advice on learning the cardiac gtts. Especially in regards to titrating which makes me nervous. Any study tips?
Thanks for your help!
Titrating gtts comes with experience. It helps to learn the range for each gtt. Based on the drug range, it gives you an idea how to titrate. So if the range is small like 0-20, change the gtt by small increments, but if the range is larger like 0-300, then you might want to change the gtt by larger increments. It is also based on your facility's policy, but mostly based on patient's response to the change in drug dose. FYI: Vasopressin 0.1-0.4 for bp and max of 2 for bleeding at our facility.
Last edit by dah doh on Feb 11, '13