An Overview of Amiodarone
The goal of this article is to assist the nurse in understanding the mechanism, indications, and side effects of Amiodarone. Emphasis will be on the nursing management as well as dosage, administration, drug interactions, and patient education of those who take Amiodarone.

Course Publication Date: March 27, 2020

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Author:Ray Lengel RN, FNP, MS
Course No:AOA120919
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Learning Objectives
  • Describe the mechanism of action of Amiodarone.

  • State the indications of Amiodarone.

  • Identify the four main side effects of Amiodarone.

  • Explain the signs and symptoms of Amiodarone overdose and the treatment for overdose.

  • State the loading and maintenance doses of Amiodarone.

  • Identify the eleven categories of drugs that interact with Amiodarone.

  • Describe patient education of Amiodarone.

  • Explain the precaution, contraindication, and adverse reactions of Amiodarone.


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