Monday, July 25, 2011

The 10 Most Common Emergency Drugs.



The 10 Most Common Emergency Drugs.
  1. Epinephrine - increases heart rate, constricts blood vessels, dilates air passages.
  2. Lidocaine - local anesthetic and antiarrhythmic drug.
  3. Furosemide - loop diuretic used in the treatment of congestive heart failure and edema.
  4. Digoxin - cardiac glycoside widely used in the treatent of various heart conditions like atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, and sometimes heart failure that cannot be controlled by other medications.
  5. Sodium Bicarbonate - used as a buffer in respiratory acidosis-induced cardiac arrests.
  6. Dopamine Hydrochloride - increases heart rate and blood pressure.
  7. Nitroglycerin - vasodilator to treat heart conditions, such as angina and chronic heart failure.
  8. Atrophine Sulfate - used to treat episodes of bradycardia, asystole and cardiac arrest.
  9. Dobutamine Hydrochloride - used in treatment of heart failure and cardiogenic shock.
  10. Morphine Sulfate - used to treat both acute and chronic pain. Also used for pain due to myocardial infarction and labor.

[Don't be too impressed. I totally stole this from The Science Blog.]

4 comments:

Zazzy Episodes said...

Nerd. I totally thought you were just keeping your nursing skills sharp for when you get that job.

Estelle Darling said...

Hehe. Once a nursing school nerd, always a nursing school nerd.

Pollyanna said...

Of those, I regularly give furosemide and digoxin. If you made a list of most common drugs in nursing homes, I bet you at least 50% are bowel related. Yuck! PS I helped give an enema today - first time. PPS I also saw my first tunneling pressure sore. Yuck x3!

-Polly

Cathy said...

Thanks for that. Clipped to Evernote for later.