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akflightmedic

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Exactly.
 

DesertMedic66

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That's why I like preloads.

What's the dose?
One.

Exactly. (Hand me a tan box, then a purple box)
We just changed to epi 0.5mg for cardiac arrests. I’m sure it won’t be too long before we start doing weight based.
 

medichopeful

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Everyone wants to reinvent wheel. KISS-Keep it simple stupid
Epi in cardiac arrest is definitely something that needs to be reinvented in a different way.
 

DesertMedic66

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They are dead; epi 1:10000 has worked for years
So you want to keep things the same because “it’s worked for years”? What about backboards? They worked for years?
 
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So you want to keep things the same because “it’s worked for years”? What about backboards? They worked for years?
Backboards and epi are no comparison. Backboards were used in fear of ambulance chasing lawyers. Who wants a weight based medicine for a code?
 

DesertMedic66

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Backboards and epi are no comparison. Backboards were used in fear of ambulance chasing lawyers. Who wants a weight based medicine for a code?
If it shows to have a much better outcome on neurological status of code patient and thus their ability to walk out of a hospital then I am all for it.

Back in medic school I was scared to death of weight based medications. Now that I am in the critical care field I am much more comfortable with it and an advocate for it.

An epi preload is one of the easiest medications to give a weight based dose. You want 0.5mg? Just give 5mL. You want 0.2mg? Just give 2mL.

A wise man once told me in EMT school to KISS. Then when I got into paramedic school and critical thinking classes that same man said KISS is something we tell you to avoid you from thinking critically.
 

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