- (1) Adult:
Administer 0.05 mg/kg (2-5 mg) slow IVP over 1-2 minutes, while maintaining systolic BP greater than 90 mmHg. (NEW ’11)
The PP allows for either Etomidate OR Midaz. for Inducation, Sux for paralysis, morphine (0.1mg/kg, which is new for 2011) and vecuronium for maintenance of paralysis.
That's a very low dose of midaz, and it's disturbing that the only "sedation" options are morphine and vec. Why do they not trust y'all up there?
Flight crews in Arizona (AirEvac and LifeLine) use it for RSI
In some Chicago area medical systems they will only go with Versed and Etomidate and not go with the paralytic like Succs.
That's just stupid and dangerous.
We primarily have Fent, Etomidate and Roc as our line drugs, but have Versed and Ativan on the truck as well.