Cardiac

Drug of the Day (DOTD) ~Amiodarone

Amio YT

What is the Generic Name for Cordarone?

Amiodarone

What is the Trade Name for Amiodarone?

Cordarone

What are the Indications of Amiodarone (Cordarone) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Primarily ventricular arrhythmias (VF & pulseless VT),

Occasionally can be used for SVT or a-fib

What are the Actions of Amiodarone (Cordarone) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

prolongs phase 3 of the action potential, makes the heart more tolerant to arrythmias, inhibits
adrenergic stimulation, slows rate, decreases peripheral vascular resistance causing vasodilation

What is the Therapeutic Class of Amiodarone (Cordarone) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

antiarrhythmic class III, potassium channel blocker

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Surviving Hospital Cardiac Arrest

www.scancrit.com/2019/01/07/surviving-hospital-cardiac-arrest-tbs18/

Richard Lyon is a great clinician and a fantastic lecturer. Let him lead you through state-of-the-art in OHCA treatment. This was one of our favorite talks from TBS18.