The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about dobutamine - to understand the mechanism, indications, and side effects of dobutamine. Nursing management will be discussed as well as the nursing assessment of the patients with a dobutamine drip.

Course Publication Date: January 07, 2019

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Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:DOB121818
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study

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Learning Objectives
  • Describe and understand the mechanism of dobutamine on the heart.
  • State the indications of dobutamine.
  • Identify the side effects of dobutamine.
  • Describe how to prepare dobutamine drip and the recommended dosage.
  • Explain the precaution and contraindications of dobutamine.
  • Discuss patient education when using dobutamine.


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