Flashcards in SODIUM BICARBONATE (NaHCO3) Deck (1):
SODIUM BICARBONATE (NaHCO3)
Name/Class: SODIUM BICARBONATE (NaHCO3)/Alkalizing Agent
Description: Sodium bicarbonate provides vascular bicarbonate to assist the buffer system in reducing the effects of metabolic acidosis and in the treatment of some overdoses.
Indications: Tricyclic antidepressant and barbiturate overdose, refractory acidosis, or hyperkalemia.
Contraindications: None when used in severe hypoxia or late cardiac arrest.
Precautions: May cause alkalosis if given in too large a quantity. It may also deactivate vasopressors and may precipitate with calcium chloride.
Dosage/Route: 1 mEq/kg IV, then 0.5 mEq/kg/10 min.
Pedi: same as adult (may be given IO).