Flashcards in Lidocaine 2% Deck (11):
Mechanism of Action:
Causes loss of sensation by reducing the flow of sodium in and out of nerves to decrease the initiation and transfer of nerve signals.
Decrease pain associated with Intraosseous (IO) fluid administration in a conscious patient.
Be sure IO is placed correctly. Accidental administration of lidocaine may have other effects.
Parathesias and transient pain during administration.
AEMT's should only be using in conscious patient before fluid administration.
Adult: 1-2.5 ml's (20-50 mg)