Drug Protocols

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chris.h
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2617
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Drug Protocols
Updated:
2009-12-09 03:23:40
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Narcan
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Narcan
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  1. Presentation of Narcan
    400mcg in 1ml ampoule
  2. Indications for Narcan
    Respiratory depression secondary to narcotics
  3. Contra-Indications of Narcan
    KSAR
  4. Precautions of Narcan
    Pre-existing cardiac disease
  5. Side effects of Narcan
    • Narcotic reversal may cause vomiting, sweating, tachycardia and hypertension
    • May produce acute withdrawal convulsions in the chronic user
    • Combativeness
    • Pulmonary oedema

    Re-narcotisation possible as duration of action of narcotic may exceed that of Narcan, may unmask other drugs in the setting of polysubstance intoxication..
  6. Dosages of Narcan - Adult
    1.6mg IM to be delivered by 800mg injections at two different sites
  7. Dosage of Narcan - Child
    20mcg/kg IM, total max dose = 800mcg

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