EMT – Basic Pharmacology

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(Type of drug:) Nitroglycerin
(Type of drug:) Vasodilator.

(Mechanism of Action:) Nitroglycerin
(Mechanism of Action:) Dilates coronary arteries and veins, improves blood flow. Decreases oxygen demand of the heart.

(Indications:) Nitroglycerin
(Indications:) Treatment of angina pain and acute myocardial infarction, must be patient’s prescribed dosage and as approved by medical direction.

(Contraindications:) Nitroglycerin
(Contraindications:) Cerebral hemorrhage, sexual enhancement drugs, hypotension-systolic blood pressure < 100.

(Precautions:) Nitroglycerin
(Precautions:) Severe liver disease.

(Route and dosage:) Nitroglycerin
(Route and dosage:) Sublingual, 0.4 mg q 5 min. max dose 3 tabs.

(Side effects:) Nitroglycerin
(Side effects:) Headache, flushing, dizziness, hypotension, and tachycardia.

(Type of drug:) Activated Charcoal
(Type of drug:) Adsorbent

(Mechanism of Action:) Activated Charcoal
(Mechanism of Action:) Adsorbs toxic substances in the digestive tract.

(Indications:) Activated Charcoal
(Indications:) Most oral poisonings, overdoses.

(Contraindications:) Activated Charcoal
(Contraindications:) Lowered LOC, OD of corrosives, caustics, or petroleum substances

(Precautions:) Activated Charcoal
(Precautions:) Vomiting

(Route and Dosage:) Activated Charcoal
(Route and Dosage:) By mouth (PO); Adult and child; 50 grams, 1 – 2g/kg

(Side effects:) Activated Charcoal
(Side effects:) Nausea, vomiting, constipation, black stool.

(Type of drug:) Meter Dosed Inhaler (MDI)
(Type of drug:) Bronchodilator

(Mechanism of Action:) Meter Dosed Inhaler (MDI)
(Mechanism of Action:) Stimulates the nervous system, causing bronchodilation.

(Indications:) Meter Dosed Inhaler (MDI)
(Indications:) Asthma/difficulty breathing with wheezing, must be prescribed.

(Contraindications:) Meter Dosed Inhaler (MDI)
(Contraindications:) Hypersensitivity, tachycardia, MI.

(Precautions:) Meter Dosed Inhaler (MDI)
(Precautions:) Cardiac disorders, diabetes, hypertension, seizures.

(Route and Dosage:) Meter Dosed Inhaler (MDI)
(Route and Dosage:) MDI/Inhalation.

(Side effects:) Meter Dosed Inhaler (MDI)
(Side effects:) Hypertension, tachycardia, anxiety, restlessness.

(Type of drug:) Oral Glucose/Glutose
(Type of drug:) Glucose.

(Mechanism of Action:) Oral Glucose/Glutose
(Mechanism of Action:) When absorbed, provides glucose for cell use.

(Indications:) Oral Glucose/Glutose
(Indications:) Altered mental status, blood sugar lower than 80 – hypoglycemia

(Contraindications:) Oral Glucose/Glutose
(Contraindications:) Lowered LOC, nausea, vomiting, inability to swallow/no gag reflex.

(Precautions:) Oral Glucose/Glutose
(Precautions:) Patient must have control of the airway and be awake and able to follow commands.

(Route and Dosage:) Oral Glucose/Glutose
(Route and Dosage:) By mouth (PO); 10 – 30g, max dose 30g.

(Side effects:) Oral Glucose/Glutose
(Side effects:) Nausea, vomiting.

(Type of drug:) Oxygen (O2)
(Type of drug:) Gas/Inhaled

(Mechanism of Action:) Oxygen (O2)
(Mechanism of Action:) Reverses hypoxia.

(Indication:) Oxygen (O2)
(Indication:) Hypoxia or suspected hypoxia.

(Contraindications:) Oxygen (O2)
(Contraindications:) Very rarely in patients with COPD. DO NOT use near open flames as O2 will support combustion. Never withhold O2 from a patient.

(Precaution:) Oxygen (O2)
(Precaution:) NO open flames nearby; DO NOT withhold O2 from patients in respiratory distress.

(Route:) Oxygen (O2)
(Route:) Inhalation.

(Side effects:) Oxygen (O2)
(Side effects:) Lowered respiratory drives in some patients with COPD.

(Type of drug:) Albuterol
(Type of drug:) Adrenergic ß-₂ agonist, sympathomimetic, bronchodilator

(Mechanism of Action:) Albuterol
(Mechanism of Action:) Bronchodilator, stimulates ß-₂ adrenergic receptors of bronchial smooth muscle and lungs.

(Indications:) Albuterol
(Indications:) Asthma or acute bronchospasm assoc.

(Contraindications:) Albuterol
(Contraindications:) Hypersensitivty to this drug and peanuts, tachydysrhythmias.

(Precautions:) Albuterol
(Precautions:) Cardiac disorders, hypertension.

(Route and Dosage:) Albuterol
(Route and Dosage:) Nebulized inhaler; 2.5 – 5 mg (in 2.5 mL NS ‘fish’)

(Adverse reactions and side effects:) Albuterol
(Adverse reactions and side effects:) Paradoxic bronchospasm, tremors, anxiety, palpitations, tachycardia , hypertension.

(Type of drug:) Epinephrine 1:1,000 (Epi)
(Type of drug:) Bronchodilator, vasoconstrictor.

(Mechanism of Action:) Epinephrine 1:1,000 (Epi)
(Mechanism of Action:) Stimulates nervous system, causing vasoconstriction and bronchodilation.

(Indications:) Epinephrine 1:1,000 (Epi)
(Indications:) Anaphylaxis/severe allergic reactions. s/s of shock, hypotension, airway swelling or dyspnea.

(Contraindications:) Epinephrine 1:1,000 (Epi)
(Contraindications:) MI, hypothermia, hypertension.

(Administration concerns:) Epinephrine 1:1,000 (Epi)
(Administration concerns:) Pregnancy, cardiac disorders, hypertension, geriatrics, medication only lasts approx. 5 minutes.

(Route and Dosage) Epinephrine 1:1,000 (Epi)
(Route and Dosage) Adult SQ/IM 0.1 – 0.5 mg. Epi-pen dose 0.3 mg.

(Side effects:) Epinephrine 1:1,000 (Epi)
(Side effects:) Tremors, anxiety, dizziness, palpitations, tachycardia, dysrhythmias, anorexia, N/V, dyspnea, increases oxygen demand of the heart.

(Type of drug:) Aspirin (ASA)
(Type of drug:) Antiplatelet

(Mechanism of Action:) Aspirin (ASA)
(Mechanism of Action:) Decreases platelet aggregation, decreases clotting.

(Indications:) Aspirin (ASA)
(Indications:) MI and angina as approved by medical direction.

(Contraindications:) Aspirin (ASA)
(Contraindications:) GI bleed, allergy.

(Precautions:) Aspirin (ASA)
(Precautions:) Anemia, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, gastritis

(Route and Dosage:) Aspirin (ASA)
(Route and Dosage:) By mouth, dosage 3 – 4 81mg chewable tablets, max dose 324mg.

(Side effects:) Aspirin (ASA)
(Side effects:) Seizures, coma, GI bleeding, hepatitis and anaphylaxis.

We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. By continuing we’ll assume you’re on board with our cookie policy Bisacodyl Suppository Generic Name: Bisacodyl Suppository Trade Name (s): Dulcolax Classification: Laxative OB Category: Category B Mechanism of Action: …

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