Vasopressors Nursing Considerations

nursing considerations for vasopressors

Vasopressors Nursing Implications Vasopressors Nursing Pharmacology Vasopressors are a class of drugs that increase blood pressure and promote tissue perfusion through vasoconstriction. These are potent medications that are widely used in critical conditions and medical emergencies involving severely low blood pressure levels such as in shock and during surgeries. Vasopressor drugs are mostly naturally occurring … Read more

Vasodilators Nursing Considerations


Vasodilators Nursing Implications Vasodilators Nursing Pharmacology Vasodilators are medications that widen (open) blood arteries. They affect the muscles in the artery and capillary walls, preventing them from constricting and narrowing. As a response, blood flows more freely through the arteries. Blood pressure also decreases since the heart does not have to push as hard. Specifically, … Read more

Hypothalamic Agents Nursing Considerations

Hypothalamic Agents Nursing Considerations

Hypothalamic Agents Nursing Implications Hypothalamic Agents Nursing Pharmacology Hypothalamic agents are a class of drugs that can release or inhibit hormones coming from the anterior pituitary gland.  These are drugs that affect the endocrine system, and can address various chronic diseases, such as diabetes and diseases related to sexual development and growth. Hypothalamic agents are … Read more

H2 antagonist Nursing Considerations

h2 antagonist nursing considerations

H2 antagonist Nursing Implications H2 antagonists Nursing Pharmacology H2 antagonists or H2 blockers are medications used in the management of many gastric diseases, such as stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and heartburn. H2 antagonists work by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach.  H2 antagonists are usually taken by mouth and are … Read more

Decongestants Nursing Considerations

decongestant nursing considerations

Decongestants Nursing Implications Decongestants Nursing Pharmacology Decongestants are a class of medication that is utilized to control airway secretions. They are usually adrenergic or sympathomimetic, wherein they cause localized vasoconstriction to the mucus membranes of the nasal passages and sinus cavities. They come in different forms and are usually available as over-the-counter medications. Because of … Read more