What are the actions for Epinephrine?
Bronchodialation, increase heart rate (+ chronotrope), increase myocardial contractility (+inotrope), increase BP, increase O2 demand of heart, increase myocardial and cerebral blood flow. Helps inhibit release of histamines.
What are the indications for Epinephine?
Anaphylactic shock, cardiac arrest, asthma, cardiogenic shock, bradycardia, hypotension
What are the contraindications for Epinephine?
Extreme tachycardia, angina, hypertension, cardiac history, pregnancy.
**NO CONTRAINDICATIONS IN THE CASE OF SEVERE ANAPHYLAXIS, SEVERE ASTHMA, OR CARDIAC ARREST.
What are the side effects of Epinephine?
Palpitations, hypertension, headache, tachycardia, dysrhythmias, precipitate angina or MI, general alpha and beta effects.
What is the dose for Epinephrine?
ADULT: Cardiac arrest: 1 mg q 3-5 mins IV of 1:10,000 (ET dose 2-2.5 mg)
PEDS: Cardiac arrest & bradycardia: 0.01 mg/kg (max dose 0.5 mg) IV/IO Epi 1:10,000