Prior to administering nitroglycerin (NTG) to a patient, what vital signs must you know

chbochur

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So I have this question on a paper I am doing. I wrote "blood pressure" but apearently this is not the only vital sign needed. Also asking me for the parameters.

I have searched all over the web and can't come up with anything. If some of you guys can chime in I'd greatly appreciate it!
Thanks all!
 

DrParasite

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pedal edema levels. GCS. pupil size. and the ranges of acceptable pupil sizes to give nitro. and and astrological sign, that's critical.

you really need to search harder, or consult your textbook. or ask your instructor. Few people on here will do your homework for you.
 

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pedal edema levels. GCS. pupil size. and the ranges of acceptable pupil sizes to give nitro. and and astrological sign, that's critical.
If Mercury is in retrograde, you can't give nitro to a Libra unless pretibial edema is at least 2+, regardless of BP
 

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If you are giving it for chest pain and consider pain a vital sign, I would say pain. Blood pressure and pain level are always on my mind before and after administration on chest pain calls.
 

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The answer is probably "Blood pressure and Heart Rate", but there's more to it than that, which is why this assignment is a paper and not a short-answer question.
 

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If you are giving it for chest pain and consider pain a vital sign, I would say pain. Blood pressure and pain level are always on my mind before and after administration on chest pain calls.
Generally nursing goal for a nitro drip is: so long as BP is above X, give nitro until chest pain is zero.
 
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