Vasopressin

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Vasopressin
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2013-03-13 17:29:29
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Vasopressin / Patressin
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  1. Vasopressin

    Names / Class
    Patressin

    Vasopressor
  2. Vasopressin

    Mechanism of Action
    Vasoconstriction which allows for increased systemic vascular resistance during CPR.
  3. Vasopressin

    Onset of Action
    Peak Effect
    Duration
    Half-Life
    • Variable
    • Variable
    • 30 - 60 minutes
    • Half-Life -
  4. Vasopressin

    Indications
    • Cardiac arrest
    • Organophosphate poisoning (common in insecticides)
  5. Vasopressin

    Contraindications
    None when used in emergency setting
  6. Vasopressin

    Precautions
    • Remove clothing for poisoning Pt & caution for rescuer, bathe Pt.
    • Monitor lung sounds prior and post tx.
  7. Vasopressin

    Side Effects
  8. Vasopressin

    Adult Dose
    40 units IV or IO - may also replace 1st or 2nd dose of Epinephrine during cardiac arrest.
  9. Vasopressin

    Pedi Dose
    1 unit/kg IV or IO every 15 - 20 minutes as needed.
  10. Vasopressin

    Max Dose
    None
  11. Vasopressin

    Routes / How Supplied
    • IV
    • IO

    Vial

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