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NS medication doses

Doseages for paramedic medications as per NS protocols

QuestionAnswer
Adenosine 6mg IV rapid bolus given as close to vein as possible followed by 20 mg NS bolus
ASA 2 80 mg tablets to be chewed
Atropine - Adult - Asystole or PEA < 60 1 mg IV push q3 minutes to maximum of 3mg
Atropine - Adult - NSA pulseless 1 mg IV push q3 minutes to maximum of 3 mg
Atropine - Adult - 2°, 3° block & bradycardias .5 mg IV q3-5 minutes to maximum of 3 mg
Atropine - Pediatric - 2°, 3° block & bradycardias .02 mg/kg IV or IO - minimum dose .2mg and maximum single dose of .5 mg (1 mg in an adolescent)
Bicarb (Sodium Bicarbonate) 1 meq/kg initially, then .5meq/kg q 10 minutes
Calcium Chloride - Adult 5 - 10 cc over 3 minutes
Calcium Chloride - Pediatric 5 mg/kg over 3 minutes
D50 - Adult 50 cc IV second dose if glucometer remains < 4.0 & patient unable to take food or fluid orally
D50 - Pediatric 1 cc/kg IV repeat prn x 1 maximum of 50 cc
Diazepam (Valium) - Adult - Seizures 5 mg/min IV to maximum of 10mg
Diazepam (Valium) - Adult - Sedation 2.5 - 5 mg IV push as required
Diazepam (Valium) - Pediatric (>3 months of age) .2 mg/kg IV over 1 minute or .5 mg/kg pr to maximum of 5 mg
Dimenhydrinate (Gravol) IV 10-20 mg (1-2cc) over 30 seconds according to size and age
Dimenhydrinate (Gravol) IM 25 - 50 mg (according to size & age)
Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) - Adult 25 - 50 mg IM or slowly IV (Halve the dose in patients older than 60 years)
Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) - Pediatric 1 mg/kg slowly IV up to 25 mg
Created by: James Keats