EMT-B

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bpetrlich
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20579
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EMT-B
Updated:
2010-05-25 10:29:06
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Pharmacology allergic reactions
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  1. What medications (depending on local protocols) are common for EMTs to carry?
    activated charcoal, oral glucose, aspirin, and O2
  2. EMTs can assist patients in taking which drugs?
    prescribed inhaler, epinephrine, and nitroglycerin
  3. What are the 5 rights of medication administration?
    right patient, drug, dose, route, time.
  4. What does contraindication mean?
    situations where a medication shouldn't be administered because it could do more harm than good.
  5. How much epinephrine is in an EpiPen?
    .3mg for adults, and .15 for children
  6. What is anaphylaxis?
    sudden, severe allergic reaction. Can cause shock, bronchoconstriction and airway obstruction
  7. What is urticaria?
    hives
  8. Where should an EpiPen be injected?
    Anterior lateral thigh
  9. What are the most common life threatening complications for an allergic reaction?
    Airway obstruction and shock
  10. What are the side effects of an EpiPen?
    increased heart rate, pallor, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, excitability, and anxiousness

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