Flashcards in Nitroglycerin Deck (13)
What is the action of nitroglycerin?
What conditions are treated by nitroglycerin?
Angina, BP, CHF
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
If nitroglycerin is given Sl and the client complains of a stinging sensations, is that normal?
Yes, it means the tablet is fresh
What is the number-one complaint when taking nitroglycerin
What are other common side effects?
Hypotension, tachycardia, dizziness, and syncope
If a client has on a transdermal ointment or nitroglycerin patch, should you rotate sites during application
Yes, to prevent skin irritation
Do not place a nitroglycerin patch over a _____
You should take off the client's nitroglycerin patch before having a _____ scan
Should a client take nitroglycerin prophylactically before sex?
Yes, to prevent chest pain
If your male client is taking Viagra (sildenafil), what should you tell him?
Don't take with nitroglycerin
IV nitroglycerin and all IV dysrhythmics should be placed on a ____ ____