Flashcards in ETOMIDATE (Amidate) Deck (1):
Name/Class: ETOMIDATE (Amidate)/Hypnotic
Description: Etomidate is an ultra–short-acting nonbarbiturate hypnotic with no analgesic effects and limited cardiovascular and respiratory effects.
Indications: Induce sedation for rapid sequence intubation.
Precautions: Head Injury if no paralytics used, marked hypotension, severe asthma, or severe cardiovascular disease.
Dosage/Route: 0.1 to 0.3 mg/kg IV over 15 to 30 sec.
Pedi: children > 10 years, same as for adults