The goal of this program is to enhance perioperative nurses’, pharmacists’ and physicians’ knowledge of the use of vasoactive drugs in the clinical setting. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Discuss the mechanism of action for common vasoactive drugs and indications for their use in the OR
- Describe the physiologic effects of vasoactive drug therapy in order to anticipate and react appropriately to positive and negative outcomes
- Provide standard dosages for the safe administration and titration of vasoactive drugs
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, pharmacists and physicians
Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com
. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com
and search for this topic title.