Chest Pain | NTG


Let’s take a closer look at Nitroglycerin and what it is used for and then you will never consider using Nitroglycerin during a cardiac arrest.  The key word here is… DURING.  Not post cardiac arrest.  The American Heart Association makes recommendations and approves medications based on data that has been researched and proven to be effective for certain types of heart arrhythmias.  As a health care professional in the ER, ICU, PACU, or OR, it is our responsibility to stay current on medications that are used for different medical conditions.  Let’s review what Cardiac Arrest is.

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