One of the most common medication classes you’ll see in the clinical setting is the beta blocker. In this episode we’ll talk about what they are, how they work, what they do, what conditions they’re used for and how you’re going to monitor your patient. Some key information you’ll learn is:
- How beta blockers work in the autonomic nervous system
- The types of beta receptors in the body
- Where beta blockers exert their influence and how this affects the patient
- Commonly used beta blockers and the many conditions they’re used to treat
- A closer look at metoprolol, including its formulations and dosages, how you’ll monitor the patient, and what key education you’ll need to provide.
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