Flashcards in Meds Deck (13):
Name 3 actions of epinephrine.
1. Increase HR
2. Increase myocardial contractility
3. Increase systemic vascular resistance
What is the effect of atropine?
Increase HR (in non-neonates)
What is the effect of amiodarone?
To reverse ventricular arrhythmias
What is the effect of adenosine?
To reverse supra ventricular arrythmias
Name 2 effects of dopamine
1. Increase vasoconstriction
2. Increase blood pressure
What is the effect of dobutamine
Increase myocardial contractility
Name 2 effects of benzodiazepines
2. Control seizures
Name 4 drugs that can be given via ETT
What are three things you need to think about any kid when you're writing a medication?
1. Renal dosing or liver dosing adjustment
3. Ketogenic diet (no meds with carbs)
What questions should you always ask yourself before writing for IVIG?
1. Have they gotten this in the past and hx of prior reactions?
2. Have I written for premedication and does there need to be any epi or steroids written for
What types of patients should you always check dosing with the pharmacist on?
Any renal or liver patient.
A child who is on chronic steroids for their lupus comes into the ED with gastro. What do you need to think about?
Do they need stress dose steroids in the setting of acute illness?