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Amiodarone HCL:

Class
Sodium, Potassium, and Calcium Channel Blocker/ Antiarrhythmic Sympatholytic
Amiodarone HCL:

Route
IV push
Amiodarone HCL:

Adult Dose
Ventricular fibrillation/ pulseless ventricular tachycardia: First dose - 300 mg, Second dose - 150 mg, Sustained Vtach with a pulse 150 mg over 10 minutes
Amiodarone HCL:

Pediatric Dose
5mg/kg in 100 mL NS, slow IV push over 30 minutes
Amiodarone HCL:

Drug Action
Alters the movement of sodium, potassium and calcium through normal channels in all cardiac.
Amiodarone HCL:

Indications:
V-fib or pulseless v-tach refractory to defebrillation sustained v-tach with a pulse
Amiodarone HCL: '

Precautions
To prevent foaming, do not shake, and draw up medication with a large gauge needle

Protect from light

Avoid contact with plastic; administer at closest IV port and do not administer down the ETT

Frequently check blood pressure, heart rate, and ECG
Amiodarone HCL:

Side Effects
Bradycardia
Hypotension
Heart block
Amiodarone HCL:

Contraindications
Trauma patients

Not to be administered via ETT