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Memory Joggers: ACLS Hypotension, Shock, And Acute Pulmonary Edema

Reviewed 8-2004

Amiodarone
900 mg in 500cc D5W (Glass only)
Initial Dose: 360 mg over 6 hr (1 mg/min)
THEN
Maintenance Infusion:
540 mg over 18 hr (0.5 mg/min)
Procainamide
2 grams in 500 D5W
Yields: 4 mg/cc
Recommended Infusion: 1-4 mg/min
Epinephrine (Vasopressor Agent)
1 mg 1:1000 in 500 ml NS or D5W
Yields: 2 µg/ml
Initial dose: 1 µg/min titrated to 2-10 µg/min
Epinephrine (Cardiac Arrest)
30 mg 1:1000 in 250 ml NS or D5W
Yields: 120 µg/ml
Recommended Infusion: 100 ml/hr
Norepinephrine
4 mg in 250 D5W
Yields: 16 µg/ml
Initial Dose: 0.5 - 1 µg/min
Refractory Shock: 8-30 µg/min
Dopamine
200 mg in 250 D5W
Yields: 800 µg/ml
OR
400 mg in 250 D5W
Yields: 1600 µg/ml
Recommended Infusion 2.5-5 µg/kg/min
may increase to 5-20 µg/kg/min
Lidocaine
2 gm in 500 cc D5W
Yields: 4 mg/kg
Recommended Infusion: 2-4 mg/min
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