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Calcium Chloride

Type Electrolyte – utilised in both electrical & mechanical actions of the myocardium.
Presentation 1g in 10mls (10% solution) – IMS Mini-jet
Action Opposes action of high serum Potassium on the myocardium. Onset: IV: Several minutes Duration: 30 - 90 minutes
Uses 1. Emergency treatment of Hyperkalaemia 2. Prolonged hypotension, post Magnesium administration, unresponsive to fluid
Adverse Effects 1. Tissue necrosis if extravasates from vein 2. Precipitates out in contact with Bicarbonate
Contraindications KSAR
Dose Adult/Paediatric: 10 mg/kg IV, over 2 minutes Repeat x 1 as required
Created by: mattypepper