Dopamine Final Review

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Lhernandez
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299705
Filename:
Dopamine Final Review
Updated:
2015-04-01 19:43:00
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LVAPEC
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Drug Profiles,Final Review
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Dopamine
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  1. Dopamine Class
    • Sympathomimetic
    • Inotropic agent
  2. Dopamine MOA
    • Immediate metabolic precursor to norepinephrine
    • Increases systemic vascular resistance
    • Causes peripheral vasoconstriction
    • Dilates renal vasculature at low doses
    • Increases myocardial contractility & stroke volume
  3. Dopamine Indication
    • Cardiogenic shock
    • Septic/Spinal shock
    • Hypotension with low cardiac output states
    • Distributive shock
  4. Dopamine Contraindications
    • Hypovelemic shock
    • Pheochromocytoma
    • Tachy arrhythmias
    • V-Fib
  5. Dopamine Adverse
    • Arrhythmias
    • Hypertension
    • Increase O2 demand
    • Tissue necrosis
  6. Dopamine Dosage
    Adult: IV infusion 2-20mcg/kg/min titrated to effects

    Peds: Same as adult

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