Do you fully understand the cardiac medications your patients are on? With hospitals racing to attain a higher standard of practice in order to achieve positive clinical outcomes, pharmacology has taken a rapidly-expanding role in the daily life of care givers supporting cardiac patients. As the list of available medications continues to grow, so does the challenge to maintain a current level of knowledge regarding cardiovascular pharmacology. This interactive and evidenced-based program is devoted exclusively to advances in the management of a broad spectrum of cardiovascular diseases and anomalies. Norma Barlow will guide you through the pathophysiology behind each disease and anomaly, as well as the physiological and pharmacological basis of drug actions/interactions, their metabolism,side effects, and clinical results for both new and established agents.
Norma will teach you the medicines used to treat a host of cardiovascular conditions, such as acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, hypertension, cardiomyopathy,lipid disorders and arrhythmias. Important nursing implications for each condition will also be addressed. The drug classifications covered include:
- ACE Inhibitors
- Alpha 1 Blockers
- Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers
- Antiarrhythmic Agents
- Antihypertensive Agents
- Antiplatelet Aggregates
- Beta Blockers
- Calcium Channel Blockers
- Diuretic Angiotensin Blockers
- Vasoactive Agents
- Central Alpha 2 Agonists
- Inotropic Agents
Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your understanding of pharmacology and its impact on cardiovascular disease management.