This practical learning module describes how to administer inotropic drugs in a safe and patient-centred manner. Inotropic drugs affect how heart muscle contracts and should be administered via a central venous catheter. The evidence base for their use with patients with cardiac conditions is discussed as well as risk assessment and management.
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