How to administer inotropic drugs

Andrew Parry

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This article aims to help nurses to administer inotropic drugs in a safe, effective and patient-centred manner. The mode of action of inotropic drugs makes them well suited to treat haemodynamic compromise experienced by critically ill patients. Effects such as increased force of myocardial contraction and vasoconstriction make them highly potent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-39
JournalNursing Standard
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sept 2015


  • clinical procedures
  • clinical skills
  • inotropic drugs
  • medicines administration
  • patient safety
  • medication
  • medicines
  • drug administration


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