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1

What is the action of nitroglycerin?

Systemic/coronary vasodilation

2

What conditions are treated by nitroglycerin?

Angina, BP, CHF

3

If nitroglycerin is given sublingually for angina pain and it is not relieved, what should you do?

Give an additional tablet in five minutes. You can give up to three tablets over 15 min
Activate EMS after first dose

4

If nitroglycerin is given Sl and the client complains of a stinging sensations, is that normal?

Yes, it means the tablet is fresh

5

What is the number-one complaint when taking nitroglycerin

Headache

6

What are other common side effects?

Hypotension, tachycardia, dizziness, and syncope

7

If a client has on a transdermal ointment or nitroglycerin patch, should you rotate sites during application

Yes, to prevent skin irritation

8

Do not place a nitroglycerin patch over a _____

Pacemaker

9

You should take off the client's nitroglycerin patch before having a _____ scan

MRI

10

Should a client take nitroglycerin prophylactically before sex?

Yes, to prevent chest pain

11

If your male client is taking Viagra (sildenafil), what should you tell him?

Don't take with nitroglycerin

12

IV nitroglycerin and all IV dysrhythmics should be placed on a ____ ____

Infusion pump

13

What is verapamil (Isoptin) used for?

Blood pressure and angina

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