etomidate, Amidate

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Malvarez
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128099
Filename:
etomidate, Amidate
Updated:
2012-10-01 18:25:42
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Short acting hypnotic
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Dallas EMS
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  1. Mechanism of Action;
    Depresses the activity and reactivity of the brain stem reticular formation; does not cause significant cardiovascular or respiratory depression may cause brief apnea, slightly decreases intracranial pressure
  2. Indications?
    • To produce hypnosis in the process of rapid sequence intubation, induction of anesthesia.
    • To produce a short acting rapid hypnosis and deep sedation in awake patient needing invasive procedures (e.g. cardioversion)
  3. Contraindications & Precautions;
    • Contraindications; Hypersensitivity
    • Precautions; marked hypotension, severe asthma, severe cardiovascular disease
  4. Route and Dosage:
    0.3 mg/kg slow IV push; not recommended in children under age 10
  5. Adverse reactions and side effects;
    hypotension, myoclonus (transient skeletal muscle movements)

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