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I may print this out and give it to the doctors...... Notice albuterol isn't on the list?? Because they all think that's part of treatment

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Congestive Heart Failure Treatment - Nursing Mnemonics. See more: http://www.nursebuff.com/2014/06/nursing-mnemonics/

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cupcakern: CHF treatment. Great mnemonic. Treatment of CHF, in three unforgetable words: A of Acute and Adequate: Ensure adequate perfusion and oxygen delivery to tissues in the acute patients. That is why a combination of vasodilators such as nitroglycerin, diuretics such as furosemide, and possibly non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) are the first things to think of. ACE. First-line therapy for all heart failure patients is angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibition…

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from Rehabilitate Your Heart

Symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure

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Furosemide aka Lasix most commonly used diuretic. Used to reduce body water content (usually by inducing urination) for 2 conditions: hypertension or edema. It's the #1 treatment for edema assoc c CHF (aka left-sided) also used for pts c cirrhosis or renal impairment. A loop-diuretic, it acts on the Loop of Henle in the kidney. As it's NOT a potassium-sparing diuretic, most common adverse effect is electrolyte imbalance. Monitor lab and I/O. Lasix "lasts 6 hours" referring to duration of…

TRICKY THURSDAY For the treatment of congestive heart failure, think UNLOAD FAST: U sit Upright N Nitro L Lasix O Oxygen A Aminophylline D Digoxin F Fluids- decrease A Afterload - decrease S Sodium - decrease T Tests: dig level, ABG, K+

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