Cardiac drips?

  1. I might start to work on a heart and vascular step down floor.. I've only been an office nurse .. They said ill have to do cardiac drips.. I have no idea! Can someone give me a little lesson please??
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  3. by   JRDeeRN
    There's really not much that we do differently with cardiac drips. I'm a step down unit cardiac nurse and we do amiodarone, cardizem, and rare cases dobutamine.. They All should have order sets about what to run them at and if you know basic cardiac rhythms and strips and how to identify them you should be fine. Ie: atrial fibrillation requires to start an amiodarone drip.. Bolus and then decrease rate after a while. Hope that helps we deal with these almost every day in my step down unit idk if that's what you'll be dealing with