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Lorazepam (Ativan) dose for status epilepticus

2-4mg IV/IO/IM slow bolus

2

Lorazepam (Ativan) indications

Seizures
Sedation
Anxiety
Acute ethanol withdrawal

3

Lorazepam (Ativan) contraindications

CNS depression
Hypoventilation
Renal disease
Elderly & peds

4

Which receptors do benzodiazepines bind to?

Gaba-A receptors

5

Lorazepam (Ativan) dose for rapid tranquilization of an agitated pt

1-3mg IM every 30-60 min as needed

6

Lorazepam (Ativan) kinetics

Onset: 1-5 min
Duration: 4-6hrs

7

Lorazepam (Ativan) adverse effects

-Respiratory depression
-hypotension
-delirium
-over sedation