Three commonly used IV inotropic agents--dopamine, dobutamine, and amrinone--have been discussed in this article. Knowledge of their common mechanisms of action, individual actions, dosages, methods of preparation, precautions, and side effects can only help critical care nurses maintain or improve the quality of care given to patients receiving these medications.
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Articles| February 01 1990
IV inotropic agents: dopamine, dobutamine, and amrinone
Crit Care Nurse (1990) 10 (2): 54–62.
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J Budny, K Anderson-Drevs; IV inotropic agents: dopamine, dobutamine, and amrinone. Crit Care Nurse 1 February 1990; 10 (2): 54–62. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn1922.214.171.124
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