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Push Dose Epinephrine

Mixing:

  • Empty 1 cc from a 10 cc flush
  • Draw up 1 cc from code cart epinephrine (1 amp, 100mcg/ml) and add it to the saline syringe
  • Shake. Label syringe. Now each 1 ml contains 10 mcg of epinephrine

Dose:

  • 0.5-2 ml (5-20 micrograms) every 2-5 minutes PRN hypotension
  • Typical duration is 5-10 minutes
  • Onset <1 min

Pharmacology

Alpha and Beta (1/2) agonist. Increases blood pressure and heart rate.

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