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nitroprusside drip NTP

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Was wondering if anyone here could help me understand how a nitroprusside drip works I need to be able to list the steps but I am having trouble finding the information I need. Can anyone help?

RN1982

Specializes in ICU/Critical Care.

You could have specified this in the other thread you started on the same exact thing.

RN1982

Specializes in ICU/Critical Care.

It's a very potent IV drug to control hypertension. Nitroprusside is a smooth muscle relaxant which causes vasodilation of peripheral arteries and veins. Peripheral pooling of blood reduces venous return to the heart. This acts to decrease the workload on the heart.

You could have specified this in the other thread you started on the same exact thing.

I have always abbreviated Nipride as SNP- Sodium Nitroprusside. I have never seen it abbreviated ad NTP.

Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN

Spokane, Washington

And it should only be used in a critical care unit or an emergency room where continuous monitoring of the patient can be done.

Never used on any other type of unit.

RN1982

Specializes in ICU/Critical Care.

I have always abbreviated Nipride as SNP- Sodium Nitroprusside. I have never seen it abbreviated ad NTP.

Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN

Spokane, Washington

I agree. Its a bit confusing.

SNP is actually not an approved abbreviation on any list and can actually cause accidents. Not a good idea to be using. And it is not an accepted abbreviation all over, this is the reason that there is a standardized list of what should be used and what should not per JCAHO.

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