Drug protocols

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Drug protocols
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2009-12-08 23:43:02
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Adrenaline
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Adrenaline
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  1. Presentation of Adrenaline
    1mg in 1 ml ampoule (1:1000)
  2. Indications of Adrenaline
    • Anaphylaxis
    • Asthma or severe bronchospasm with imminent cardiac arrest
    • Cardiac arrest
    • Croup with life threatening airway compromise
  3. Contra-Indications of Adrenaline
    KSAR
  4. Precautions of Adrenaline
    • Pt's taking MAOI's
    • Hypovolaemic shock
    • Hypertension
  5. Side effects of Adrenaline
    • Anxiety
    • HTN
    • Palpitations
    • Tachyarrhthmias
    • Dilated pupils
  6. Drug effect of Adrenaline
    • IM = onset 30-90 sec
    • peak 4-10 min
    • duration 5-10 mins

    • IV = onset 30 sec
    • peak 2 mins
    • duration 5-10 mins
  7. Dosage of Adrenaline - Adult
    • Anaphylaxis
    • 250-500mcg (0.25-0.5mg) IM repeated at 5 minute intervals only whilst Pt has life-threatening presentation, no max dose.

    • Asthma or severe bronchospasm with imminent arrest (ALOC/haemodynamic compromise)
    • 250-500mcg (0.25-0.5mg) IM repeated at 5 minute intervals only whilst Pt has life-threatening presentation, no max dose.

    • Cardiac arrest
    • 1 mg IV as a bolus to be repeated every 3-5 minutes if required
  8. Dosage of Adenaline - Child
    1 mg (1ml) drawn up in 10ml syringe with 9ml of Normal Saline gives 1ml solution = 100mcg (1:10 000)

    • Anaphylaxis
    • 10mcg/kg IM, single dose not to exceed 250mcg (0.25mg), may be repeated at 5 minute intervals whilst Pt has life-threatening presentation, no maximum dose

    • Asthma or severe bronchospasm with imminent arrest (ALOC/haemodynamic compromise)
    • 10mcg/kg IM, single dose not to exceed 250mcg (0.25mg), may be repeated
    • at 5 minute intervals whilst Pt has life-threatening presentation, no
    • maximum dose

    • Cardiac arrest
    • Child less than 10kg (1 year) = 100mcg bolus IV
    • Child more than 10kg (1 year) = 10mcg/kg IV

    • Croup with life threatening airway compromise
    • 2mg nebulised, single dose only

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