What are the Indications of Norepinephrine (Levophed)?
Treatment of severe hypotension and shock
What are the Actions of Norepinephrine (Levophed)?
Increase blood pressure and cardiac output by stimulating alpha-adrenergic receptors in the blood vessels, demonstrates minor beta activity
What is the Therapeutic Class of Norepinephrine (Levophed)?
What are the Nursing Considerations of Norepinephrine (Levophed)?
Monitor BP continuously if possible or every couple of minutes
Double check all concentrations with additional nurse
May result in rebound hypotension due to tissue ischemia when discontinued
Monitor EKG and CVP if possible
If patient is awake instruct them to report headaches, dizziness, or chest pain
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