I could really use a little direction... I work in the SICU but posted here as it has specific regard to my cardiac pts.
I have been trying for some time to really understand the gtts that we use on a daily basis and how they act on the body but I seem to have some sort of block in my head when it comes to comprehending the information presented to me
Sometimes I feel like I am back in school trying to make sense of algebra- something I was never able to do. :icon_roll
I am going to try and explain my confusion in hopes that someone may have an idea of how I can better learn this material.
I have bought several books, have bookmarked several websites and something just doesn't click. As an example, I was reading about dobutamine and dopamine today. I don't truly understand the differences between the two. The more I read, the more confused I become. I try to understand vaso- renal dosing vs bp control and become confused by what I read. Why do we like levo in some pts and epi in others? I am not really looking for an answer to those questions specifically- but perhaps a suggestion on a book or some teaching material that goes back to basics and will help me understand why certain drugs act a certain way.
Thank you for any direction you can give me.