Cardiac Medications

Hi everyone, 

Firstly I would like to thank everyone for liking my Facebook page and supporting me through this venture, I'm very grateful to you all. 

Secondly... Cardiac meds.  I'm sure that wherever you are working you have come across patients with cardiac conditions, and consequently medications to help control these conditions in addition to the individual at times making lifestyle changes.  

As a student, I remember being very confused with these medications and their different mechanisms of action and now, as a nurse I still at times get confused with some of these medications and need clarification, especially with patients with multiple co-morbidities and poly-pharmacy.

This has led me to complete a Cardiac Drug Quick Reference Guide available to download here.  

A great resource I found is this Table of Common Cardiac Drugs and also a document by the American Heart Association Cardiac Medications At A Glance.

Also if anyone is looking for a great cardiac short course I can recommend Ausmed's Acute Coronary Syndromes, if your interested I've provided a link to the course here.

And remember if in doubt, then ask.  Nursing is a profession where no harm ever came from asking, but a lot of harm can come if you don't ask.