Atropine

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Atropine
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2013-10-30 15:56:12
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Atropine Sulfate paramedic drug parasympatholytic cardiac organophosphate
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atropine parasympatholytic
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  1. Atropine

    Names / Class
    Atropine Sulfate

    Parasympatholytic
  2. Atropine

    Mechanism of Action
    • Blocks anticholine receptors (which blocks parasympathetic stimulation).
    • Increases HR
    • Decreases GI secretions
    • Decreases Respiratory secretions
    • Increases Bronchodilation
  3. Atopine

    Onset of Action
    Peak Effect
    Duration
    Half-Life
    • 5 - 30 minutes
    • 1 - 4 hours (inhaled)
    • 2 - 4 hours (inhaled)
    • 2 - 3 hours
  4. Atropine

    Indications
    • Hemodynamically significant bradycardia
    • Symptomatic bradycardia (stable & unstable)
    • Organophosphate Poisoning
    • (Bronchial asthma & reversible bronchospasm assoc with bronchitis and emphysema - not acute tx.)
  5. Atropine

    Contraindications
    • None when used in the emergency setting
    • Not for the acute tx of bronchospasm
  6. Atropine

    Precautions
    Not to exceed 3 mg except in organophosphate poisoning
  7. Atropine

    Side Effects
    • Tachycardia
    • HTN
    • Palpitations
    • HA
    • Dizziness
    • Anxiety
    • Dry mouth
    • Dilated pupils
    • Blurred vision
    • Urinary retention
  8. Atropine

    Adult Dose
    0.5 mg IV/IO every 3 - 5 minutes to max of 3.0 mg
  9. Atropine

    Pedi Dose
    • 0.02 mg/kg IV/IO
    • Minimum of 0.1 mg per dose
    • Max of 0.5 mg per dose
  10. Atropine

    Max Dose
    3.0 mg
  11. Atropine

    Routes of Administration
    How Supplied
    • IV
    • IO
    • Inhaled

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