EMT meds

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EMT meds
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  1. metered-dose inhaler MDI
    Name: albuterol, metaproterenol, isoetharine, etc.

    • indications: 
    • - breathing difficulty (respiratory distress)
    • - prescribed meds and the inhaler
    • - approval from med direction, on or off line

    • contraindications:
    • - not responsive enough to use it
    • - isn't prescribed for the patient
    • - patient has already taken maximum amount allowed

    • side effects:
    • - tachycardia
    • - tremors, shakiness
    • - nervousness
    • - dry mouth
    • - nausea, vomiting
  2. nitroglycerin
    • name:
    • nitrostat, nitro-bid, nitrolingual spray

    • indications:
    • - chest pain
    • - prescribed the meds
    • - approval from med direction, on or off line

    • contraindications:
    • - systolic blood pressure below 90mmHg
    • - systolic decrease greater than 30mmHg
    • - heart rate less than 50bpm or greater than 100bpm
    • - head injury
    • - infant of child
    • - 3 doses have already been given
    • - patient took Cialis, Levitra, or Viagra in past 24 hrs

    • dosage:
    • - .4 mg tablet or spray

    • actions:
    • - dilates blood vessels
    • - decreased workload of the heart
    • - decreased cardiac oxygen demand

    • side effects:
    • - headache
    • - drop in blood pressure
    • - pulse changes as body compensates for blood vessel size
  3. aspirin
    • name:
    • ASA, bayer, ecotrin, st. josephs, bufferin

    • indication:
    • - chest discomfort to suggest heart attack
    • - med approval

    • contraindications:
    • - allergic to the drug

    • dosage:
    • - 160-325mg (usually 4 tablets)
    • - chewed then swallowed

    • side effects: (maybe)
    • - stomach irritation
    • - heartburn
    • - nausea
    • - vomitting
  4. oral glucose
    • name:
    • glutose, insta-glucose

    • indications:
    • - altered mental status
    • - diabetes controlled by meds
    • - blood glucose less than 60mg/dl
    • - ability to swallow

    • contraindications:
    • - cant swallow or unresponsive
    • - blood glucose greater than 60mg/dl

    no side effects
  5. epinephrine auto-injectors
    • indications:
    • - moderate to severe anaphylactic reaction to include respiratory distress, and shock
    • - meds prescribed
    • - med direction

    • dosage:
    • - adults .3mg
    • - infant child .15mg

    • side effects:
    • - increased heart rate
    • - pale skin
    • - dizziness
    • - chest pain
    • - headache
    • - nausea vomiting
    • - excitability and anxiousness
  6. activated charcoal
    • name:
    • superchar, instachar, actidose, actidose-aqua, liquid-char, charcoaid

    • indications:
    • - ingested poison
    • - med direction

    • contraindications:
    • - altered mental status
    • - swallowed acids or alkalis
    • - unable to swallow
    • - overdose on cyanide

    • dosage:
    • - adult 30-100 grams
    • - infant child 12.5-25 grams

    • side effects:
    • - blackened stool
    • - vomiting

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