Nitroglycerine is vasodilator that affects peripheral blood vessels and coronary arteries.
Because of its widespread dilation effects on blood vessels, nitro can quickly lower a patient’s blood pressure, sometimes to the point of making a patient hypotensive.
Assessment of vital signs prior to administering nitro is necessary to ensure patient safety.
Indications for use of nitroglycerine.
Nitroglycerine's contraindications & considerations for use.
Effects of nitro on patients taking PDE inhibitors.
Administration of nitroglycerine to patients with ischemic chest pain.
Considerations for patients that took their home nitroglycerine.
Monitoring patient's pain and vital signs after nitro administration.
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