midazolam.txt

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Prehospital Medication Flashcards for Paramedic School - Massachusetts and Rhode Island
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  1. Midazolam

    Trade Name
    Versed
  2. Midazolam

    Class
    Short-acting benzodiazepine CNS depressant
  3. Midazolam

    Mechanism of Action
    • Anxiolytic and sedative properties similar to other benzodiazepines
    • Memory impairment
  4. Midazolam

    Indications
    • Sedation
    • Anxiolytic prior to endotracheal or nasotracheal intubation
    • Conscious sedation
  5. Midazolam

    Contraindications
    • Glaucoma
    • Shock
    • Coma
    • Alcohol intoxication
    • Overdose patient
    • Depressed vital signs
    • Concomitant use with other CNS depressants (barbiturates, alcohol, narcotics)
  6. Midazolam

    Adverse Reactions
    • Hiccough
    • Cough
    • Over-sedation
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Injection site pain
    • Headache
    • Blurred vision
    • Hypotension
    • Respiratory depression and arrest
  7. Midazolam

    Drug Interactions
    Should not be used in patients who have taken CNS depressant
  8. Midazolam

    How Supplied
    • 2, 5, 10 ml vials (1 mg / ml ).
    • 1, 2, 5, 10 ml vials (5 mg/ ml ).
  9. Midazolam

    Dosage and Administration
    Adult
    0.5 - 2.5 mg slow IV push; (may be repeated to total maximum: 0.1 mg / kg)
  10. Midazolam

    Dosage and Administration
    Pediatric
    • To facilitate intubation, Medical control may order:
    • -(6 months-5 years) Use of Midazolam 0.05-0.1 mg/kg IV maximum dose of 5 mg.
    • -(6-12 year old) Use of Midazolam 0.1 mg/kg IV maximum dose of 8 mg.
  11. Midazolam

    Duration of Action
    • Onset: 1-3 minutes IV and dose dependent.
    • Peak effect: variable.
    • Duration: 2-6 hours and dose dependent
  12. Midazolam

    Special Considerations
    • Pregnancy safety: Category D
    • Administer immediately prior to intubation procedure.
    • Requires continuous monitoring of respiratory and cardiac function.

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