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Drug Classifications

Classifications of Protocol Drugs

QuestionAnswer
Adenosine (Adenocard) A chemical hyperpolarization agent and diagnostic aid for Narrow-Complex Tachycardias.
Albuterol Sulfate (Proventil) A sympathomimetic for bronchial dilation or potassium transport agent in crush injuries.
Amiodarone (Cordarone) A dysrythmic for wide-complex tachycardias and ventricular fibrillation.
Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic acid, ASA) An antiplatelet for suspected cardiac ischemia and barotrauma.
Ativan (Lorazepam) A potent benzodiazepine anticonvulsant for seizures and seizures proximal to chemical exposure.
Atropine An antimuscarinic to increase heart rate or dry secretions
Atrovent (Ipatropium Bromide) An anticholinergic for bronchial dilation
Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) An antihistamine for allergic reaction and anticholinergic for dystonic reaction
Calcium Chloride An ionic agent for cardiac arrest in dialysis/renal faiure patients, and cellular stabilizing agent in Crush Syndrome
Dextrose 50% A concentrated sugar suspension for hypoglycemia complications, and in conjuction with insulin for hyperkalemia in Crush Syndrome
Dopamine (Intropin) A potent catecholamine to increase blood pressure and heart rate
Epinephrine 1:1000 A profound Alpha and Beta agonist to open airways or increase heart rate
Epinephrine 1:10000 A profound Alpha agonist for vasoconstriction
Glucagon A human hormone which prompts glycogen stores in the bod to be converted to glucose
Haldol (Haloperidol) A typical neuroleptic for chemical restraint of the combative patient
Lasix (Furosemide Sulfate) A loop diuretic for fluid shifting in Breathing Difficult
Lidocane A dysrhythmic for wide - complex tachycardias and ventricular fibrillation, or pain management associated with IO
Magnesium Sulfate A dysrythmic for wide-complex tachycardias and ventricular fibrillation, or smooth muscle relaxant for severe breathing difficulty (asthma, COPD) and (pre) eclampsia
Morphine Opiod analgesic for pain management and a weak vasodilator to reduce pre-load
Narcan (Naloxone) An opiod receptor blockade for potential or suspected opioid overdose
Nitroglycerin SL tablets A potent vasodilator for decreasing oxygen deman in chest pain, and fluid shifting in CHF
Nitroglycerin TD paste A potent vasodilator for decreasing oxygen demand in chest pain
Sodium Bicarbonate An ionic agent for late cardiac arrest and Crush Syndrome to help reverse acidosis.
Solu-Medrol (Methylprednisolone, prednisolone) A corticosteroid for inflammation in breathing difficulty
Valium (Diazepam) A benzodiazepine used to treat seizures, provide sedation and to treat cocaine induced SVT
Versed (Midazolam) A benzodiazepine used to treat and provide sedation
Zofran (Ondansetron) A seratonin antagonist antiemetic for nausea and vomiting
Created by: cmbatson