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6 or 12mg RAPID IVP, within 1-3 sec, followed by a rapid flush of 10 ml NS. May repeat 12mg in 1-2min one time
.1mg/kg rapid IVP, within 1-3 sec, followed by rapid flush of 10ml NS. May repeat 0.2mg/kg IVP in 1-2min one time
Adenosine slow conduction through the AV node, can interrupt the reentry pathways through the AV snd SA nodes
Chest Pain, pressure Hypotension
Bradycardia/ Asystole Palpitations
Dyspnea Head Pressure
Light Head/Dizzy Tingling/numbness
Blured Vision Metalic Taste
POTENTIATED by blockers of nucleoside transport such as dipyridamole (Persantine) and carbamazepine (Tegretol). ANTAGONIZED by methylxanthines such as caffine and theophyline
Prehospital considerations 1&2
Cannulate a large vein using an 18-20 guage catheter. Use IV port closest to Pt and immidate flush with 10-20ml NS to insure that drug is administered as rapidly as possible
Run a 6 Sec strip befor and after administration
Prehospital consideration 3&4
Pt will often have a 10 Sec of period of escape beats or Asystole before the Sinus Node starts again
Advise Pt that adverse effects such as chest pain, hypotension, or SOB are usually transient and will resolve spontaniuosly w/in 1-2min
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