ALS Drugs

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  1. Meperidine (Demerol)

    Adult dose IM
    50-100mg every 3-4 hours
  2. Meperidine (Demerol)

    Adult dose IV
    15-35mg per hour
  3. Meperidine (Demerol)

    Elderly dose
    25mg (IM) every 4 hours as needed
  4. Meperidine (Demerol)

    Pediatric dose
    1-2mg/kg/dose (IM) every 3-4 hours as needed
  5. Oxytocin (Pitocin)

    3-10 units (IM) , (IV) mix 10-40 units(1-4ml) in 1000 ml NS
  6. Midazolam Hydrochloride (versed)

    Adut Dose
    1- 2.5mg slow IV
  7. Midazolam Hydrochloride (Versed)

    Elderly Dose
    0.5mg slow IV
  8. Midazolam Hydrochloride (Versed)

    Pediatric dose
  9. Naloxone (Narcan)

    0.4-2mg IM/IV/SQ
  10. Naloxone (Narcan)

    Pediatric Dose
  11. Epinephrine (Adrenalin)

    Adult Dose (pulseless arrest)
    0.3-0.5mg repeat 15-20 min
  12. Epinephrine (Adrenalin)

    Pediatric Dose (pulseless arrest)
    0.01mg/kg (1:10,000, 0.1ml/kg)(IV/IO) every 3-5 min
  13. Atropine Sulfate

    Adult dose
    • 0.5mg 3-5 min
    • max dose 3mg(IV)
  14. Atropine Sulfate

    Pediatric Dose
    0.02mg/kg (IV/IO)
  15. Nitroglycerin
  16. Amiodarone (Cordarone)

    Adult Dose
    300mg (IV) push
  17. Amiodarone (Cordarone)

    Pediatric dose
    5mg/kg rapid (IV bolus)
  18. Ketorolac Tromethamine (Toradol)
    one dose of 60mg
  19. Lidocaine (Xylocaine)

    Adult Dose
    1-15mg/kg (IV, Bolus)
  20. Lidocaine (Xylocaine)

    Pediatric Dose
    1mg/kg (IV/IO)
  21. Albuterol (Proventil)
    1-2 inhalations
  22. Diazepam (Valium)

    Adult Dose
    5mg ever 2 min
  23. Diazepam (Valium)

    Pediatric Dose
    0.2mg to 0.5mg
  24. Adenosine (Adenocard)

    Adult Dose
    6mg rapid IV bolus over 1-3 sec.
  25. Adenosine (Adenocard)

    Pediatric Dose
  26. Aspirin (Bayer)

    Adult Dose
    325-650mg oraly ever 4 hours
  27. Aspirin (Bayer)

    Pediatris Dose
    40-100mg/kg/day in divided doses
  28. Vassopressin (Pitressin)
    VF/cardiac arrest: 40 Units (IV) push one time
  29. Diphenhydramine (Benadrly)

    Adult Dose
    • 10-50mg (IM)
    • (Slow IV) every 6-8 hours
  30. Diphenhydramine (Benadrly)

    Pediatric Dose
    >10kg:1.25mg/kg every 6 hours
  31. Procainamide

    Adult Dose
    20mg/min slow IV infusion
  32. Procainamide

    Pediatric Dose
    15mg/kg (IV/IO) over 30 to 60 min
  33. Glucogen

    Adult Dose
    • 0.5mg
    • may repeat in 7-10 min
  34. Glucogen

    Pediatric Dose
    • 20kg
    • 0.5-1mg(IM)
    • may repeat in 7-10 min
  35. Morphine Sulfate

    Adult Dose
    2-4mg slow IV over 1-5 min ever 5-30 min
  36. morphine sulfate

    pediatric dose
    • 0.1-0.2mg/kg/ dose IV
    • max total does 15mg
  37. Activated Charcoal

    Adult Dose
  38. Activated Charcoal

    pediatric dose
    (1-12 years) 15-30g
  39. Activated Charcoal

    Infant Dose
    (less than a year) 1g/kg
  40. Labetalol
    10mg (IV) over 1-2 min
  41. Dopamine(Intropin)

    Adult Dose
  42. Dopamine(Intropin)

    Pediatric Dose
    2-20mcg/kg/min (IV/IO)
  43. Magnesium Sulfate

    Adult Dose
    1-4g (IV)
  44. Magnesium Sulfate

    Pediatric Dose
    25-50mg/kg over 10-20 min
  45. Furosemide(lasix)

    Adult Dose
    CHF 20-40mg slow IV over 1-2 min
  46. Furosemide(lasix)

    Pediatric Dose
    CHF 1mg/kg/dose
  47. Verapamil(Isoptin)

    Adult Dose
    2.5-5mg slow IV over 2 min
  48. Sodium Bicarbonate
    1meq/kg IV

    peds dose is the same, infuse slowly and only give if ventilation is adequate
  49. Nitrous Oxide
    • Insert cylinder several times b/4 you instruct pt to inhale deeply through mask
    • same for peds
  50. Dextrose 50%

    Adult Dose
    12.5-25g slow IV
  51. Dextrose 50%

    Pediatrics dose
    • 0.5-1g/kg (IV/IO)
    • 1-2ml/kg 50%
    • 2-4ml/kg 25%
    • 5-10ml/kg 10%
  52. Thiamine(Betaxin)
    100mg slow IV or IM
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ALS Drugs
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