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ICU Meds

sedatives, narcotics, paralytics, vasopressors

Midazolam/ Versed Sedative
Diazepam/ Valium SEDATIVE
Lorazapam/ Ativan SEDATIVE
Propofol/ Diprovan SEDATIVE
What sedative is nicknamed Milk of Amnesia? Propofol
Dexmedetomide/ Precedex Sedative
Morphine Sulfate/ Roxanol, Duramorph, MS Contin Narcotic
Fentanyl/ Duragesic Narcotic
Meperidine/ Demerol NARCOTICS
Succinylcholine/ Anectine Depolarizing PARALYTICS (NMBA)
Pancuronium/ Pavulon PARALYTICS (NMBA)
Vecuronium/ Norcuron PARALYTICS (NMBA)
Rocuronium/ Zemuron PARALYTICS (NMBA)
Atracurium/ Tracrium PARALYTICS (NMBA)
Cisatracurium/ Nimbex PARALYTICS (NMBA)
Norepinephrine VASOPRESSORS
Phenylephrine/ Neosynephrine VASOPRESSORS
What are the two groups of paralytics? Depolarizing and Nondepolarizing Agents
What kind of agent is succinlycholine? Depolarizing
What must you give along with paralytics? Sedatives
How do depolarizing agents work? Prolongs the depolarization phase by bonding to AcH receptors.
How do nondepolarizing agents work? Compete with AcH to bind with receptors.
Acidemia intensifies or diminishes effects of NMBA's. Intensifies. Lower dosage of paralytic needed. Higher dose of reversal agent needed.
Alkalemia intensifies or diminishes effects of NMBA's. Diminishes. Higher dosage of paralytic and lower dosage of reversal agent.
Created by: geminigirl68