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CALCIUM CHLORIDE / ELECTROLYTE
Calcium chloride increases myocardial contractile force and increases ventricular automaticity.
CALCIUM CHLORIDE / ELECTROLYTE Indications
- 1. Hyperkalemia
- 2. Hypocalcemia
- 3. Hypermagnesemia
- 4. Calcium channel blocker toxicity
CALCIUM CHLORIDE / ELECTROLYTE Contraindications
- 1. VFIB
- 2. Hypercalcemia
- 3. Possible digitalis toxicity
CALCIUM CHLORIDE / ELECTROLYTE Precautions
- - May precipitate toxicity in patients taking digoxin
- - Ensure the IV line is in a large vein and flushed before and after using calcium
CALCIUM CHLORIDE / ELECTROLYTE Dosage/Route
2 - 4 mg/kg IV (10% solution)/10 min as needed
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