19 April 2013
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Dopamine and Doputamine hcl and Nursing Responsibilities

Friday, April 19, 2013

Dopamine and Doputamine:
Indicated in radiogenic shock,renal failure,cardiac surgery,septicemia and infarction.It  increases cardiac output and systolic blood pressure.In low doses,It reduces renal vascular resistance,which increases filtration rate and urinary output.
Advrses Effects
Tachycardia,palpitations,hypotension,vasoconstriction,nausea,vomiting,dyspnea,headache,decreased
urinary output.

Nursing Responsibilities

  • Must be administered cautiously as even small error can produce hazardous effects
  • Always dilute drug and do not mix with other drugs
  • Protect from light
  • Infuse into a large vein
  • Closely Monitor Blood Pressure and urinary output frequently
  • Incompatible with alkaline solutions do not mix with sodium bicarbonate injection
  • Check skin around the I/V site for extravasations or necrosis
  • I/V solution remain stable for 24 hours use within 24 hours through an infusion pump

 
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