Atropine

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Lhernandez
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Atropine
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2015-01-27 01:35:34
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Atropine
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  1. Atropine Class
    Parasympatholytic(Anticholinergic)
  2. Atropine Mech
    • Increase heart rate in hemodynamically significant bradycardia(accompanied by hypotension, sob, c/p, AMA, CHF and or shock)
    • Blocks acetylcholine receptors,inhibiting parasympathetic stimulation.
    • Effects are primarily chrontropic, almost no inotropic effects
    • Antidote for organophospate poisoning
  3. Atropine Indication
    • Hemodynamically significant brady with a pulse
    • Organophosphate poisoning
  4. Atropine Contraindication
    PEA or asystole cardiac arrest
  5. Atropine Dosage
    • Adult- 0.5 mg IV repeat every 3-5min max 3mg
    • Peds- 0.02mg/kg minimum 0.1mg max single dose 0.5mg
  6. Atropine Adverse
    • Blurred vision
    • Dilated pupils
    • Dry mouth
    • Tachy
    • Drowsiness
    • Urinary retention
    • Confusion
  7. Arropone drug interactions
    Few
  8. Atropine special consideration
    • Doses less than 0.5mg can cause paradoxical slowing of the hr
    • Use cautiously in pts with CAD as increased hr and myocardial O2 demand may worsen
    • May worsen the bradycardia associated with high degree heart block. Pacing should be available.

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