teex etomidate

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  1. Etomidate (Amidate) Class
    Sedative / Hypnotic
  2. Etomidate (Amidate) Actions
    • Rapid induction of anesthesis with minimal cardiovascular and respiratory effects.
    • Onset: 10-20seconds
    • Duration: 3-5 minutes
  3. Etomidate (Amidate) Indications
    • 1. Sedation induction prior to intubation
    • 2. Sedation of intubated patients
    • 3. Preferred method of prehospital sedation in the head injury and CVA patient because it does not increase intercranial pressure due to vasodilator properties
  4. Etomidate (Amidate) contraindications
    Allergy
  5. Etomidate (Amidate) Precautions
    • 1. Use with caution in patients with hypotension, asthma, or severe cardiovascular disease
    • 2. Verapamil may cause prolongd respiratory depression
    • 3. No analgesic properties
  6. Etomidate (Amidate) Side effects
    • Side effects are rare but may incluce:
    • CNS: Myoclonic skeletal muscle movement
    • Respiratory: Apnea, Hyper/Hypo-ventilation, laryngospasm
    • CV: Hyper/hypo-tension, tachy/brady-cardia
    • GI: Nausea/Vomitting
    • Other: Hiccups, snoring, adrenal insufficiency
  7. Etomidate (Amidate) Dosage
    0.3 mg / kg IV push over 15 to 30 seconds
  8. Etomidate (Amidate) Route
    Slow IV Push only
  9. Etomidate (Amidate) How supplied
    Vial: 20mg / 10mL
  10. Etomidate (Amidate) Pediatric Dosage
    0.3mg/kg IV push over 15-30 seconds

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