Procainamide Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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procainamide

What is the Trade Name for procainamide?

What are the Indications of Procainamide Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

wide variety ventricular and atrial arrhythmias, PAC, PVC, VTach, post cardioversion

What are the Actions of Procainamide Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

decreases excitability and slows conduction velocity through the heart

What is the Therapeutic Class of Procainamide Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

antiarrhythmic (Class IA Na Channel Blocker)

What are the Nursing Considerations of Procainamide Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • may cause ventricular arrhythmias, seizure, asystole, heart block
  • monitor EKG continuously may cause widening of QRS complex
  • may cause hypotension keep patient supine
  • monitor for signs of agranulocytosis monitor CBC frequently
  • can cause drug induced lupus syndrome

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