in

Emergency Drugs during Cardiac Arrest- “LEAN”

Usually, the first sign of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is loss of consciousness (fainting). At the same time, no heartbeat (or pulse) can be felt. Some people may have a racing heartbeat or feel dizzy or light-headed just before they faint.

Emergency Drugs during Cardiac Arrest- “LEAN”

Lidocaine

  • Lidocaine injection is sometimes used to treat irregular heart rhythms that may signal a possible heart attack.

Epinephrine

  • Increases heart contractility, constricts blood vessels and dilates air passages.

Atropine

  • The action of this drug is to block the effect of the vagus nerve on the heart. This nerve normally slows heart rate and, during cardiac arrest.

Narcan

  • Used to counteract opiate overdose in opiate drug users.

 

This post was created with our nice and easy submission form. Create your post!

Written by nursestips

Admin of Nurses Tips.

Years Of MembershipList MakerImage MakerContent AuthorStory MakerEmbed MakerVerified User

What do you think?

1 point
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 1

Upvotes: 1

Upvotes percentage: 100.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Leave a Reply

Things to remember about Aldactone or Spironolactone

Things to remember about Nitroglycerin