A STAFF NURSE HAS TO ADMINISTER MEDICATIONS FOR BLOOD PRESSURE TO SEVERAL PATIENTS IN THE CORONARY CARE UNIT. THE MEDICATIONS INCLUDE CAPTOPRIL, DILTIAZEM AND NITROPRUSSIDE.
CASE STUDY#43 A staff nurse has to administer medications for blood pressure to several patients in the coronary care unit. The medications include captopril, diltiazem and nitroprusside.
The medications have to be administered to three older adults. ( learning objective 34,and 5).
(A). What are the indications for captopril?
(B). What are the therapeutic actions for diltiazem?
(C). What are the most adverse reactions for nitroprusside?
(D). What are the lifespan considerations in the older adult for the use of drugs that affect blood pressure?
(E). What are the nursing implementation considerations for a patient receiving nitroprusside for blood pressure?