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Section 1

Question Answer
Epi - ActionDilates Bronchioles & Constricts Blood Vessels
Epi - IndicationsAnaphylaxis
Epi - ContraindicationsWhen 1 dose has already been given
Epi - Adverse EffectsTachycardia & Hypertension
Epi - Dose & RouteEpiPen 0.3mg via Intramuscular (upper outer thigh)
Epi - Onset5-10 mins
Epi - Duration20 mins
Epi - ReassessmentVital Signs
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Section 2

Question Answer
Nitro - ActionVasodialator, Dilates blood vessels and coronary arteries
Nitro - IndicationsChest Pain
Nitro - ContraindicationsBP <100 systolic, patient taken 3 doses prior to EMT arrival, or use of sexual enhancement drug within 24-48 hours
Nitro - Adverse EffectsHypotension and Bradycardia
Nitro - Dose & Route1 Tablet or 1 Spray 0.4mg via Sublingual (SL)
Nitro - Onset1-3 minutes
Nitro - Duration30-60 minutes
Nitro - ReassessmentVital Signs
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Section 3

Question Answer
Albuterol - ActionDialates Bronchioles
Albuterol - IndicationsAsthma & COPD
Albuterol - Contraindicationswhen not prescribed to patient & when patient already has taken maximum dose
Albuterol - Adverse EffectsCoughing & Weezing
Albuterol - Administration1 spray inhaled by using metered dose or without metered dose; May repeat once after 3-5 mins
Albuterol - OnsetWithin 5 minutes
Albuterol - Duration4-6 Hours
Albuterol - ReassessmentVital Signs and Lung Sounds
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