What are nursing interventions for nitroglycerin?

What are nursing interventions for nitroglycerin?

Nursing Implications:

  • Check blood pressure and pulse before each administration of NTG–blood pressure can drop precipitously after a single dose.
  • NTG is highly unstable and should be stored in light resistant container in cool environment (not the refrigerator).

What are the therapeutic actions for nitroglycerin?

The principal pharmacological action of nitroglycerin is relaxation of vascular smooth muscle. Although venous effects predominate, nitroglycerin produces, in a dose-related manner, dilation of both arterial and venous beds.

What do you need to monitor when administering nitroglycerin?

Any patient administered nitroglycerin who develops hypotension should receive a trial administration of IV fluids. Normal precautions for administration of fluids to patients with any type of heart failure, including monitoring of blood pressure and lung sounds apply.

What is nitroglycerin medically used for?

NITROGLYCERIN (nye troe GLI ser in) is a type of vasodilator. It relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to your heart. This medicine is used to relieve chest pain caused by angina.

What is important for the RN to assess in this patient prior to administering the nitroglycerin?

Things to Consider BEFORE Giving Nitro: Confirm the patient has no known allergy to nitroglycerin. Confirm the patient has NOT recently taken a phosphodiesterase inhibitor like Sildenafil (Viagra) or Tadalafil (Cialis)… this can lead to severe hypotension or even death.

What is the mechanism of action for Nitro Dur?

The principal pharmacological action of nitroglycerin is relaxation of vascular smooth muscle and consequent dilatation of peripheral arteries and veins, especially the latter.

What are the indications for nitroglycerin?

Nitroglycerin is indicated for various purposes. It is indicated to prevent and treat angina or chest pain due to cardiovascular disease, as well as to treat peri-operative hypertension or induce intra-operative hypotension. It is also indicated to treat acute heart failure in patients with myocardial infarction.

What are the adverse effects of nitroglycerin?

Headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, flushing, and burning/tingling under the tongue may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Headache is often a sign that this medication is working.

Which of the following is the most common adverse effect of nitroglycerin?

The more common side effects of nitroglycerin can include: headache. dizziness. weakness.

What happens when you take nitroglycerin and you don’t need it?

If you don’t take it at all: If you don’t take this drug at all, you may have severe chest pain. If you miss doses or don’t take the drug on schedule: This drug is not meant to be taken on a schedule. Take it only when you have chest pain. If you take too much: You could have dangerous levels of the drug in your body.

What are the contraindications of Nitro?

Contraindications of using Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry. The currently known contraindications to the use of nitrous oxide sedation include the following: Breathing problems – Lung conditions. Inhalation sedation is not indicated for people with respiratory problems (asthma or emphysema) or difficulty breathing in through the nose.

What are the contraindications of nitrate administration?

Organic Nitrates are contraindicated in individuals with abnormally low blood pressures. Use of these medications in hypotensive individuals can result in extremely low blood pressure with reduced flow to vital organs, resulting in compromised function of these organs.

What is a nitro pill?

The nitroglycerin tablet (Nitrostat ®) is a prescription medication used to treat sudden episodes of chest pain (angina). It can also be used just before physical activity, such as exercise or sexual intercourse, to help prevent anticipated chest pain.