What are the Indications of Vasopressin (Pitressin)?
Management of diabetes insipidus
VT/VF unresponsive to initial shock
What are the Actions of Vasopressin (Pitressin)?
Increases water permeability of the kidney’s collecting duct and distal convoluted tubule leading to water retention, also increases peripheral vascular resistance leading to increased BP
What is the Therapeutic Class of Vasopressin (Pitressin)?
What is the Pharmacologic Class of Vasopressin (Pitressin)?
What are the Nursing Considerations of Vasopressin (Pitressin)?
Use caution with HF and CV disease
Contraindicated in renal failure and hypersensitivity to pork
Monitor BP, HR, and EKG during therapy
Monitor urine specific gravity and osmolality
Weigh patient and assess for edema
Monitor electrolyte panel
Do not use with alcohol
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