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Ondansetron - 2008. Southeastern Massachusetts EMS Council. Antiemesis. Protocol applies to EMT-CC and EMT-P Indications: For the prevention and treatment of nausea and vomiting Contraindications: Know hypersensitivity to medication. Antiemesis.

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Ondansetron 2008

Ondansetron - 2008

Southeastern Massachusetts

EMS Council


Antiemesis
Antiemesis

  • Protocol applies to EMT-CC and EMT-P

  • Indications:

    • For the prevention and treatment of nausea and vomiting

  • Contraindications:

    • Know hypersensitivity to medication


Antiemesis1
Antiemesis

  • Protocol uses Ondansetron (Zofran) as the Antiemetic

  • Agencies may use either the generic or brand name version of this medication


Ondansetron zofran
Ondansetron (Zofran)

  • Indications:

    • Nausea and vomiting

  • Contraindications:

    • Known hypersensitivity to this, or other, antiemetic medications (Anzemet, Kytril, Aloxi)


Ondansetron zofran1
Ondansetron (Zofran)

  • Side Effects:

    • blurred vision or temporary blindness;

    • fever;

    • slow heart rate, trouble breathing;

    • anxiety, agitation, shivering;

    • feeling light-headed, fainting; or

    • urinating less than usual or not at all


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Ondansetron (Zofran)

  • Side Effects (continued):

    • diarrhea or constipation;

    • weakness or tired feeling;

    • headache;

    • dizziness or drowsiness;


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Ondansetron (Zofran)

  • Use Zofran with caution in patients taking the following medications:

    • phenytoin (Dilantin), phenobarbital (Luminal);

    • carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol);

    • tramadol (Ultram); or

    • rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, Rifater)


Antiemesis2

Steps:

Routine Medical/Trauma Care

Ondansetron (Zofran) up to 4mg IV per Medical Control Order

Antiemesis


Fentanyl is used in what protocols
Fentanyl Is Used in What Protocols?

  • 3.14 Adult Pain And Nausea Management

    • Medical Control Option

  • 5.13 Pediatric Pain And Nausea Management

    • Medical Control Option


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