EmtBronchodilators

EmtBronchodilators - ■ Shortness of breath ■ Rapid...

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Bronchodilators Bronchodilators Temple College EMS Professions
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Names Names albuterol (Proventil, Ventolin) metaproterenol (Metaprel, Alupent) isoetharine (Bronkosol) bitolterol mesylate (Tornalate) salmeterol xinafoate (Serevent)
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Actions Actions Stimulate beta-2 receptor sites Relax smooth muscle in airway walls Dilate airways Lower resistance to air flow Decrease respiratory effort
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Supplied As Supplied As Solution in handheld metered-dose inhalers (MDI) Solution for use in small volume nebulizers (SVN)
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Indications Indications
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Unformatted text preview: ■ Shortness of breath ■ Rapid breathing ■ Wheezing ■ Accessory muscle use ■ Nasal flaring ■ Restlessness, anxiety ■ Retractions Contraindications Contraindications ■ Patient unable to use device ■ Maximum medication dose taken from personal inhaler Side Effects Side Effects ■ Increased heart rate ■ Tremors, shakiness ■ Nervousness ■ Dry mouth ■ Nausea, vomiting Precautions Precautions ■ Oxygen first ■ Medication history ■ Vitals before, after treatment...
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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