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ACETYLSALICYLIC ACID, ASA Adult Dosage
Adult Dosage: Cardiac: 160- 325 mg (2-4 pediatric chewable tabs), chew or swallow, Pain/discomfort/fever: 325 mg po (4 pediatric chewable tablets), chew or swallow
ADENOSINE Adult Dosage
Adult Dosage: Initial: 6 mg rapid IV bolus over 1-3 seconds Special administration procedure: Follow immediately with 20 ml normal saline flush. IV site recommended is antecubital fossa (close to central circulation); use injection port nearest hub of IV catheter; arm elevated during procedure; constant ECG monitoring. Repeat: If no response in 1-2 minutes (of each dose, respectively) may repeat 12 mg, twice, utilizing the same procedure for repeat dose.
ALBUTEROL SULFATE Adult Dosage
Adult Dosage: Give 2.5 mg of premixed solution for inhalation (0.083%) via SVN with a mouth piece, or inline with a ventilatory device. Repeated according to medical control preference
AMIODARONE Adult Dosage
Adult Dosage: For maintenance infusion post resuscitation: After successful defibrillation, follow with up to 1mg/min IV infusion for 6 hours, then up to 0.50 mg/min IV infusion for 18 hours. For maintenance infusion: Rates range from 0.50mg/min to 1mg/min. Maximum daily dose is 2.0 g
ATROPINE SULFATE Adult Dosage
Adult Dosage: Symptomatic Bradycardia: 0.5-1.0 mg rapid IV push or via ET every 3-5 minutes to a total dose of 3 mg if symptoms profound (0.03-0.04 mg/kg). Asystole or PEA with bradycardia: 1.0 mg rapid IV push or via ET every 3-5 minutes to a total dose of 3 mg. Cholinergic or organophosphate poisoning: 2.0-5.0 mg IV, may repeat in 5 minutes. Max dose is unlimited. Bronchospasm: 1.0 mg SVN prepared by using 2.5 ml of 0.4 mg/ml solution out of 8 mg/20 ml vial (may add 0.5 ml NS to make 3 ml inhalation treatment, 2.5 ml is adequate) administered with a mouth piece, O2 mask, or in-line with a ventilatory device; may repeat in 30 minutes or according to medical control preference.
CALCIUM CHLORIDE Adult Dosage
Adult Dosage: Hypocalcemia, calcium channel blocker OD, hyperkalemia and hypermagnesemia: 5-10 ml (0.5-1 Gm) of 10% calcium chloride. May repeat in 10 minutes. Pre-treatment for IV verapamil administration: 3 ml of 10% calcium chloride. May be repeated once.
CHARCOAL, ACTIVATED (without sorbitol) Adult Dosage
Adult Dosage: 30-60 Gm (1-2 Gm/kg); if not in pre-mixed slurry, mix one part charcoal with four parts water.
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE Adult Dosage
Adult Dosage: Reactive Airway Disease, Anaphylaxis 8 - 24 mg. Cerebral edema: 1-5mg/kg
DEXTROSE 50% Adult Dosage
Adult Dosage: Hypoglycemia, altered level of consciousness or seizures of unknown etiology: 25-100 ml of D50 (12.5-50 Gm, 2 to 2 amps) IV. Hyperkalemia: 50 Gm of Dextrose IV total may be given over 1 hour. This is a part of a combination drug therapy. See: profiles for calcium chloride and sodium bicarbonate. Insulin may be given upon arrival to ED.
DIAZEPAM Adult Dosage
Adult Dosage: 2 mg increments slow IV push. Administer no faster than 2 mg/minute