Versed & Valium

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Versed & Valium
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2012-12-05 13:53:11
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Phoenix College Paramedic 2012 2013 Drug Profiles Versed Valium
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Phoenix College Paramedic 2012 2013 Drug Profiles -Versed & Valium
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  1. What is the generic name for Versed?
    midazolam HCL
  2. What is the brand name for Versed?
    Versed
  3. What is the class for Versed?
    Benzodiazepine
  4. What is the mecahnism of action for Versed?
    • Binds to GABA-A receptors in CNS potentiating the inhibitor effects of GABA
    •      CNS inhibition/depression
  5. What are the indications for Versed?
    • Grand mal siezures
    • Transient analgesia/amnesia for cardioversion or pacing
    • Acute anxiety attacks
    • Delerium tremens
    • Sedation for assisted intubation
  6. What is the dosage for Versed?
    Slow IV or IM.  Avoid using small veins

    IV - 2mg/min.  Seizures - 10mg.   Sedation 5mg.  May repeat with 5mg PRN

    IM - Versed 5mg deep IM
  7. What are the concentrations for Versed?
    Hype / Allergy
  8. What are the drug interactions for Versed?
    • Potentiates effects of other CNS depressants
    • Reduce dose if patient taking erythromycin
  9. What are the side effects for Versed?
    • Bradycardia
    • Burning feeling at IV site/irritation
    • Extravasation causes tissue necrosis (notify hospital)
    • Excitement irritibility
    • Respiratory depression
    • Lethargy / Coma
    • Hypotension
  10. Onset of action for Versed?
    • IV - Immediate
    • IM - Variable
  11. AZ drug box supply for Versed?
    4 x 5mg in 5cc vial 
  12. What is the generic name for Valium?
    diazepam
  13. Brand name for Valium?
    Valium
  14. What is the class for Valium?
    Benzodiazepine
  15. Mechanism of action for Valium?
    • Binds to GABA-A receptors in CNS potentiating the inhibitor effects of GABA
    •     CNS inhibition/depression
  16. Indications and field use for Valium?
    • Grand mal seizures
    • Transient analgesia/amnesia for cardioversion or pacing
    • Acute anxiety attacks
    • Delerium tremens
  17. What is the dosage for Valium?
    • Slow IV/IO, IM, rectal.  Avoid small veins
    • 2mg/min IV.  Repeat up to 10mg PRN
  18. Contraindications for Valium?
    • Hypersensitivity / allergy
    • Acute narrow angle glaucomo
    •     Painful glaucoma probably narrow angle type
  19. Drug interactions for Valium?
    Do not mix with other drugs in solution, syringe, or IV tubing
  20. Side effects for Valium?
    • Bradycardia
    • Burning feeling at IV site/irritation
    • Extravasation causes tissue necrosis (notify hospital)
    • Respiratory depression
    • Lethargy/Coma
    • Hypotension
  21. Onset of action for Valium?
    • IV - immediate
    • IM/Rectal - Variable
  22. AZ drug box supply for Valium?
    2 x 10mg in 2cc prefilled syring, ampule, or vial

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