Dopamine

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Credits

1.25

Post Assessment Questions

10

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2023

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

75 Minutes

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Dopamine is a peripheral vasostimulant used to treat low blood pressure, low heart rate, and cardiac arrest. Low infusion rates (0.5 to 2 micrograms/kg per minute) act on the visceral vasculature to produce vasodilation, including the kidneys, resulting in increased urinary flow. Intermediate infusion rates (from 2 to 10 micrograms/kg/min) stimulate myocardial contractility and increase electrical conductivity in the heart leading to increased cardiac output. Higher doses cause vasoconstriction and increased blood pressure via the adrenergic receptors alpha-1, beta-1, and beta-2, potentially leading to poor peripheral circulation. This activity will highlight the mechanism of action, adverse event profile, pharmacology, monitoring, and relevant interactions of doxorubicin, pertinent for members of the interprofessional team in the treatment of patients with indicated conditions.

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At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the mechanism of action at various doses of dopamine.
  • Review the indications for therapy with dopamine.
  • Outline the potential adverse effects of dopamine therapy.
  • Summarize the importance of interprofessional communication and improving care coordination among the interprofessional team when initiating dopamine therapy.

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