Objectives. Overview of General Pharmacology Develop a Basic Knowledge of medications used by BLS Providers Identify situations when each medication may be indicated. General Pharmacology. For every medication you may administer, you must thoroughly understand the following:. Actions
A mild, local reaction caused by a bee sting
Wheezing, stridor, cough
Chest / throat tightnessSevere Allergic Reaction
BUT MUST FOLLOW
(< 9 y/o or < 30 kg / 66 lbs.)
If the patient has an epi auto-injector prescribed:
If no epi auto-injector has been prescribed:
If unable to contact Medical Control, and patient isless than 35 years of age:
(DoNot place thumb over either end!)
If agency is approved to carry albuterol, and:
If respiratory distress continues and ALS is not yet available:
oxygen supply tubing
Pour Unit Dose into Nebulizing Chamber
Assemble nebulizer, hook to oxygen regulator, and run between 6 and 10 L/min
Encourage the patient
to breath deeply.
If the patient is too tired to hold the mouthpiece, remove the facepiece from a non-rebreather mask, and connect it firmly to the top of the nebulizing chamber.
Try to avoid inhaling the excess aerosol mist while assessing the patient.