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Epinephrine Trade Name
Epinephrine Classification
-natural catecholamine
-adrengergic agonist
Epinephrine Mechanism Alpha
-Stimulates alpha, beta 1 and beta 2 receptors
-Alpha agonist:constricts arterioles in skin, mucosa, kidneys, and vicera >>increased sympathetic vascular resistence
Epinephrine Mechanism Beta
-B1 agonist: increases force of contraction(+ inotropic) increases heart rate (+ chronotropic)>>>increased myocardial workload and o2 requirements
-B2 agonist: relaxation of bronchial smooth muscle, dilation of vessels in skeletal muscle; dilation of cerebral, pulmonary, coronary, and hepatic vessles
Epinephrine Indications
-Cardiac Arrest: VF, pulsesless VT, aystole, PEA
-Symptomatic Bradycardia
Epinephrine Dosing (Adult)
Cardiac arrest
-IV/IO: 1mg of 1:10,000 solution, may repeat 1mg q 3-5 minutes
-ET 2 to 2.5 times IV dose
Symptomatic Brady or hypotension
-2 to 10mcg/min
Epinephrine Precautions
-increases myocardial o2 demand
-avoid mixing with sodium bicarbonate
Epineprhine Special Considerations
-should not be given in the same IV line as alkaline solutions-inactivates Epi
Epinephrine Onset of Action and Duration
-IV 1-2 minutes
-IV 5 to 10 minutes