Amiodarone: An Overview
The goal of this course is to assist the nurses to understand the mechanism, indications, and side effects of Amiodarone. Emphasis will be on the nursing management as well as dosage, administration, drugs interactions, and patient’s education of those with Amiodarone drip/tablet.

Course Publication Date: March 14, 2018

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Ray Lengel RN, FNP, MS
Course No:AO030618
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues

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Learning Objectives
  • Describe the mechanism of Amiodarone on heart, EKG analysis after Amiodarone administered, and the onset time.
  • State the indications of Amiodarone.
  • Identify the four main side effects of Amiodarone in adult.
  • Explain the signs and symptoms of Amiodarone overdose and the treatment for overdose.
  • State the loading and maintain doses of Amiodarone both in drip and tablet.
  • Identify the eleven categories of drugs that interact with Amiodarone.
  • Describe patient’s education of Amiodarone including signs/symptoms while taking Amiodarone, missing dose, and storage.
  • Explain the precaution, contraindication, and adverse reactions of Amiodarone.


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