EmtBronchodilators

EmtBronchodilators - Shortness of breath Rapid breathing...

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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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