Getting ready to start your open heart rotations? You’re in the right place, future CRNA! Cardiac pharmacology can be intimidating. With a number of different drugs (and possible patient reactions), there’s quite a bit of information to take in.  

In today’s episode, we’re diving into an overview of commonly used cardiac drugs and how they work on a basic level to help you navigate your rotations with more confidence and knowledge. 


** Disclaimer ** 

Nothing in today’s episode should be taken as absolute fact and it is up to the provider to confirm the correct doses and use of these medications.


In this episode, you’ll learn: 

  • How to best organize and safely label your drugs to mitigate mistakes

  • The most common uppers, downers, and narcotics

  • The mechanism of action for these cardiac drugs

  • Key side effects of which you need to be aware

  • Dosages and anesthesia math (the easy way) 

Happy hearting, and enjoy! 


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