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Epinephrine
Sympathetic Agonist
Naturally occurring catecholamine
Potent a- and B-adrenergic stimulant
It's effects on B-receptors is more profound
EFFECTS: Increased heart rate
Increased cardiac contractile force
Increased electrical activity in the myocardium
Increased systemic vascular resistance
Increased automaticity
DOSE: Cardiac arrest (adult)
-1 mg of 1:10,000 IV every 3-5 minutes
-2-2.5 times the IV dose via the ET
Severe allergic reactions or asthma (adult)
-0.01 mg/kg (0.3-0.5 mg of 1:1,000 SQ
-Repeat every 5 to 15 min