What IV meds cannot be given to Cardiac Patients

  1. If anyone could tell me what IV meds cannot be given to Cardiac Patients, I would really appreciate it. I need to know this for a Pharm Final.

    Thanks Again
    Michelle
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  3. by   SteveNNP
    Um.....Did you cover any specific meds in your pharm class?? I've never heard of any drugs you absolutely couldn't give to a cardiac pt, though there are a few that you may need to avoid with certain diagnoses, eg digoxin with bradycardia, but I'm afraid I don't have any idea....
  4. by   VivaLasViejas
    I'm sorry to be a wet-blanket, but I think students should do their own research instead of relying on a nursing message board to give them the answers.

    JMHO.
  5. by   mhershey
    Im sorry to offend you. I have done research on this I have looked all day. I am sitting here with my study group, we are going thru every book we have. My study guide presented by my instructor says. What IV drugs should not be given to cardiac pts. Thats it no details of any kind. So I am NOT trying to just get answers without researching. I just needed help with this one question. Im am not out for a free ride believe me. I have have worked VERY hard, have got excellent grades and am in the honor society

    Dont be so quick to judge, as nurses that is a very important value!
  6. by   mhershey
    Thank you Steve for replying nicely to my question
    I know about digoxin and others, but im like you I dont know of any you cannot under no circumstances give.
  7. by   truern
    Quote from mhershey
    Dont be so quick to judge, as nurses that is a very important value!
  8. by   VickyRN
    I am an experienced cardiac nurse and an educator, and this question makes no sense to me: Very poorly worded and ambiguous. Now, if your instructor were asking which IV medications were contraindicated for patients in ventricular tachycardia with a pulse, supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response and heart failure, bradycardia or bradycardia resulting from the higher degree heart blocks, etc., etc., I might be able to help.
  9. by   mhershey
    Thanks Vicky,
    Our Pharm book doesnt go into detail about IV meds not to give with arrythmias, PVC, Vfib, etc... Its like you said, the question needs to be more specific. Ill just ask her. Do you by any chance know of a good website that may cover some of this information.

    Thanks again
    Miichelle
  10. by   Daytonite
    here are some links you might find helpful:

    http://www.pharmacology2000.com/learning2.htm - an online "textbook" of pharmacology. site includes outlines of pharmacology information plus practice questions, flashcards and tests. answers to tests are online.


    http://www.kumc.edu/research/medicin.../cai/menu1.htm - this is an online tutorial on pharmacology from the university of kansas medical center of drugs by their classification or by use in disease. this site was designed to teach students of medicine and pharmacy and has good information. most of the information is organized into several pages of tutorials where you are given drug or drug classification information and then presented with a question to answer before you can move on to the next piece of information.

    http://rnbob.tripod.com/#section_14_..._critical_care

    http://learn.sdstate.edu/craigg/coutput.html - this is a concept map that shows the drugs used to treat problems with cardiac output. addresses heart rate, stroke volume, preload, afterload and contractility.
  11. by   RNSacht
    Quote from mhershey
    Im sorry to offend you. I have done research on this I have looked all day. I am sitting here with my study group, we are going thru every book we have. My study guide presented by my instructor says. What IV drugs should not be given to cardiac pts. Thats it no details of any kind. So I am NOT trying to just get answers without researching. I just needed help with this one question. Im am not out for a free ride believe me. I have have worked VERY hard, have got excellent grades and am in the honor society

    Dont be so quick to judge, as nurses that is a very important value!
    I agree with you, well said, sorry I dont have any answers for you... I work on a tele floor and Im trying to think really, really hard........

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