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ACLS Drugs and all the drugs that an AEMT can adminsister in Utah


a bronchodilator (trade names Ventolin or Proventil) used for asthma and emphysema and other lung conditions

Albuterol Adult Dose

2.5-3 ml

Albuterol Pediatric Dose

administer solution of 0.01 to 0.03 mL diluted in 2 mL of 0.9% of normal saline.

Albuterol Indications

Bronchial Ashtma

Albuterol Contraindications

Hypersensitivty and Tachydysrythmias

Albuterol how supplied


Activated Charcoal

Used in Poisoning and Overdoses

Activated Charcoal Contraindication

Not used in Cyanide mehtanol caustic and alkalis, orn and lithium

Activated Charcoal Dosages

Adult 25 mg-50mg
Pediatric 12.5 to 25 g


25 -50 mg suspension drug

aspirin indication

chest pain consistant with AMI.

asprin is

anti-flammatory analegesic and anti-fever

asprin contraindication

allergy, ashtma, and active ulcer disease

asprin dosages

Adult 162-324 mg 325mg
Pediatric: not recommended

asprin look

chewable tablets/absorbed

Dextrose 50

50% dextrose

D50 dosages

Adult: 25-50 gm
Peds: D25

Dextrose 50 indications

Hypoglycemia and older than 8 yrs

Dextrose 50 contraindications

D50 no peds
Head Trauma

D50 how supplied

prefilled syrynges and vials 50m of 50%

Epinepherine 1:1000


Epi 1:1 Indications

Severe allergic reaction

Epinepherine 1:1000 Contraindications

Hypertension, angina, hyperthyroidism

Epinepherine 1:1 how supplied

ampules containing 1 mg in 1 ml (1:1 Solution)

EPI 1:1 doses

Adult: .3-.5 ml
Peds: .01-.3ml

Epi 1:1 how drug is given

SQ and/or IM


Suppresses ventricular ectopic activity. Prevent V-Fib

Lidocaine Doses

Adult: 100 mg.. 1.0-1.5mg

Lidocaine Indication

Life-threatening Ventricular Dysrhythmia
Cardiac Arrythmias

Lidocaine Contraindication


Lidocaine how stored

Ampules and prefilled syrynges
IV push


CNS depression

Morphine Doses

Adult: 3-5 mg up to 10 mg

Morphine indications

Pulmonary Edema
Relieve pain

Morphine Contraindication

respiratory distress

Morphine route


Naloxone (trade)

Narcan (generic)

Narcan doses

Adult: .4-2.0mg

Narcan indications

opiate overdose
will not reverse coma unless opiate related

Nalxone Contraindication

narcotic dependent patients


Restores respiratory depression
Completely inhibits the action of Morphine




smooth muscle relaxant. Reduces preload and afterload



Nitro Indications

acute angina pectoris, ischemic chest pain, hypertension, CHF, Pulmonary Edema

Nitro Contraindications

Hypotension, hypovolemia, intracranial bleeding, Head injury, Viagra within the last 24 hours

Nitro Dosage

Adult: tablest .3-.4mg SL may repeat 3-5 min.


Blocks vagal effects, results in increased heart rate

Atropine Indications

hemodynamically significant bradycardia

Atropine Contraindications

Tachycardia, hypersensitivity, unstable cardiovascular status in acute hemorrhage and myocardial ischemia, narrow-angle glaucoma

Atropine Dose

prefilled syrynges


Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Amiodarone is in a class of medications called antiarrhythmics. It works by relaxing overactive heart muscles.

Amiodarone Indications

VF/plulseless VT unresponsive to schock deliver, CPR and a vasopressor. Life threatining arrythmias

Amiodarone Contraindications

Hypotension, Bradycardia

Amiodarone effect

prolongs action

Amiodarone how delivered

IV/IO bolus or infusion

Amioradone Dose

300 mg followed by 150 mg


alternative to epi

Vasopressin Indications

Shock, pulseless VT/VF

Vasopressin Contraindication


Vasopressin dose

40 units

Vasopressin route


Epi 1:10

restore electic activity

Epi 1:10 indications

cardiac arrest

Epi 1:10 contraindications

none in cardiac arrest

Epi 1:10

prefilled syrynges 1 mg-10mg or 10mg in 1mg


used for hypoglycemia and must be reconstituted IM, SQ and IV... vials

Glucagon contraindication

hypersensitivity, pheowchromocytoma

Glucagon MOA

Increases blood glucose

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