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Hypokalemia can also occur because of the release of aldosterone that occurs with sympathetic stimulation which results in loss of potass ium. Other effects may include sweating, pupil dilation, rash, and muscle cramps. c. What is the therapeutic action for dopamine? Dopamine is a naturally occurring catecholamine. It is the sympathomimetic of choice used for the treatment of shock. It stimulates the heart and blood pressure and causes a renal dilation that increases blood flow to the kidneys which will prevent renal shutdown that can occu r with epinephrine and norepinephrine. d. What are the adverse effects of dopamine? The adverse effects may be associated with how dopamine effects the SNS. These effects include arr hythmias, hypertension, palpitations, angina, dyspnea, nausea, vomiting , constipation, headaches, sweating, anxiety . Hypokalemia can be a result and patients will have cramps associated with the loss of potassium. Vasoconstriction is caused this type of
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drug and caution must be taken to avoid extravasation which can lead to necrosis and cell death. e. What are the key nursing implementation considerations for patients receiving an adrenergic agent? Nursing implementations for Alpha- and Be ta- adrenergic agonists:
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  • Spring '16
  • Loren Martin
  • Adrenergic receptor

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