Which drug (other than Valium) may be used to terminate status epilepticus?. 50% Dextrose Also Ativan (lorazepam). You carry only one injectable drug which may normally be a color other than clear. 1) What drug is it? 2) What color?. 1) Valium 2) pale yellow.
You have been ordered to give 8 mg. of drug Alpha 1. It is supplied in 2 mg/ml. How many ml should you give?
4 ml. supplied in 2 mg/ml. How many ml should you give?
2 mg. = 8 mg.
1 ml. X
2X = 8;
X = 4 ml.
1) coma (decreased LOC) of Ipecac2) convulsions3) caustic/corrosive ingestion4) <1mL/Kg hydrocarbons5) cyclic OD Use with caution:1) cardiac disease2) last 1/2 of pregnancy
Name all the drugs carried in the ambulance which be given down the ET tubeshould be given down the ET tube
None. AHA recommends using IO if IV access is not easily obtained. All drugs may be given via IO.
You have just placed 200 mg of drug Beta 2 into a 250 cc bag. Your orders are to infuse 40 mcg/min. How many gtts/min will you give? No peeking!
200 mg into 250 cc bag bag. Your orders are to infuse 40 mcg/min. How many gtts/min will you give? No peeking!
200 mg. = 200,000 mcg = 80 mcg
250 cc 250 cc 1 cc (60 gtts)
80 mcg. = 40 mcg.
60 gtts X
80 X = 2400
Increased conduction many drops per minute should you give:Increased RateIncreased Strength of contraction so:Increased cardiac outputIncreased myocardial O2 demandIncreased ventricular irritability
132 lbs. / 2.2 = 60 kg. a patient who weighs 132 lbs. At what drip rate will you flow the medication?
20 mcg/kg x 60 kg = 1200 mcg total dose
400 mg Dopamine = 400,000 mcg
250 cc 250 cc
But wait…..there’s more!
400,000 mcg a patient who weighs 132 lbs. At what drip rate will you flow the medication? = 1600 mcg
250 cc 1 cc (60 gtts)
1600 mcg = 1200 mcg (total dose)
60 gtts X gtts
1600 X = 72000
X= 45 gtts/min (whew!) and it’s easier still…..
Remember this one? a patient who weighs 132 lbs. At what drip rate will you flow the medication?
Dose x weight x 60
20 mcg x 60 kg x 60
72000 = 720 = 90 = 45 gtts/min (it works!)
1600 = 16 = 2