Vasopressors and Inotropes

Current Status
Not Enrolled
Price
Free
Get Started

Course Credit: [uo_ceu_available course-id=”1406″] hour

The contents of the traditional “vasopressors and inotropes” pharmacology textbook consist of a brief discussion about mechanisms of action, a bit of pharmacokinetics, some structures sprinkled in for confusion, and a table with +++s or —s denoting receptor affinities. While this information can be useful, it is critical to recognize that the literature feeding these texts is largely based on animal models, often with open chest physiology and may not reflect patients with shock in the emergency department, ICU, or anywhere else.

Similarly, understanding the physiologic effects of these drugs to reach a resuscitationist’s knowledge level requires an exceptional foundational knowledge base upon which to build pharmacotherapeutic understanding. Please review these:

RoleNameAffiliation
AuthorCraig Cocchio, PharmD, BCPS
@iEMPharmD
Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, Trinity Mother Frances Hospital
AuthorDouglas Gowen, PharmD, BCPS
@DougEDPharm
Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, Glens Falls Hospital (Glens Falls, New York)
ReviewerJill Logan, PharmD, BCPS
@EMPharm
Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, University of Maryland Medical Center
ReviewerDavid Juurlink, BPharm, MD, PhD, FRCPC
@DavidJuurlink
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Lead EditorBryan Hayes, PharmD, FAACT
@pharmertoxguy
Emergency Medicine Pharmacist, Clinical Associate Professor; University of Maryland

7 thoughts on “Vasopressors and Inotropes”

Leave a Reply