Cardizem IV

  1. I am a current nursing student interested in ER nursing. What is the maximum dose of Cardizem IV push followed by infusion for a patient in the ER with angina and a-fib? Thanks, I appreciate it!
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  3. by   meandragonbrett
    Do you not have a drug book to look it up?
  4. by   netglow
    Yup, I am looking right at it on my itouch. You should easily be able to find your info using your drug resource.
  5. by   BellaRN2010
    Can't remember the initial dose or infusion rate but one thing I've learned with Dilt is before titrating a drip completely off, check with the doctor to see if they want the patient switched over to PO. If they do, make sure to give the PO dose first, wait an hour or so, then turn the gtt off.
    Last edit by BellaRN2010 on Feb 23, '10
  6. by   Larry77
    I'm not sure what the book says but in our everyday practice we give anywhere from 5-20mg for the initial dose for rapid AF then repeat as needed or move on to cardioversion or a gtt depending on what's going on with the patient.

    For future questions on this site you will get better answers if you look something up first and ask a question about what you found--people appreciate some effort because a lot of nursing is knowing where to find your answers.
  7. by   smb84
    Thanks for your replies. I actually posted this question as part of a project for informatics, kind of like an experiment
  8. by   emtb2rn
    Did your project require being deceitful? Poor habit to develop.
  9. by   smb84
    All I did was ask a question. I was not trying to offend anyone, sorry.
  10. by   Coll
    Your comments: "I am a current nursing student interested in ER nursing." Then, "I actually posted this question as part of a project for informatics, kind of like an experiment." (followed by an emoticon). That was a bit more than merely asking a question. Where are you going to school, by the way?

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