VP has long been used in patients with acute variceal bleeding. While NTG has generally only been added to offset the serious side effects of VP, it potentiates the hemodynamic effects of VP in the portal bed. It is imperative that the critical care nurse understand the combination use of VP and NTG so that intelligent assessment, care planning, and evaluation can occur.
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Articles| October 01 1990
VP/NTG therapy in the patient with variceal bleeding
Crit Care Nurse (1990) 10 (9): 42–49.
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SM Burns, MJ Martin; VP/NTG therapy in the patient with variceal bleeding. Crit Care Nurse 1 October 1990; 10 (9): 42–49. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn19184.108.40.206
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