# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Respiratory Therapy II Task 1423769750

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Differentiate among the classes of medication used in respiratory care.

Definition

Differentiation should include the following:
  • bronchodilators
  • sedatives
  • anesthetics
  • steroids
  • beta blockers
  • antibiotics
  • insulin
  • alcohol
  • pulmonary vasodilators
  • anticholinergics.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How does a sedative affect respiratory status?
  • What are some of the contraindications for anticholinergics?
  • Why is a culture and sensitivity needed before the administration of antibiotics?

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