Description: Apr 25, 2013 · Cardizem is a medication administered for cardiac conditions. According to AdocateHealth.com: A calcium channel blocker used to slow the ventricular rate of rapid atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter. Calcium contributes to the contraction of the heart and constriction of the arteries.
Description: B) Follow immediately with diltiazem drip 125mg/125ml D5W (concentration=1mg/ml), start at 10mg/hr (10ml/hr) C) If heart rate is greater than 120 after 30 minutes of 10mg/hr drip, rebolus with 0.35mg/kg (actual body weight, maximum 25mg) diltiazem IV over 2 minutes and increase drip by 5mg/hr to a maximum of 15mg/hr.
Description: Medscape - Indication-specific dosing for Cardizem, Cardizem CD (diltiazem), frequency-based adverse effects, comprehensive interactions, contraindications, pregnancy & …
Description: 3 NURSING DEPARTMENT CRITICAL CARE POLICY MANUAL CRITICAL CARE PROTOCOLS DILITIAZEM HYDROCHLORIDE (CARDIZEM) I. Cardizem continuous infusion is indicated for the control of: A. Atrial Fibrillation or Atrial Flutter with rapid ventricular response (except in patients with atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter associated with an accessory bypass tract ...
Description: Immediately following bolus administration of 20 mg (0.25 mg/kg) or 25 mg (0.35 mg/kg) diltiazem hydrochloride injection and reduction of heart rate, begin an intravenous infusion of diltiazem hydrochloride. The recommended initial infusion rate of diltiazem hydrochloride is 10 mg/h. Some patients may maintain response to an initial rate of 5 mg/h.
Description: Nov 01, 2018 · Pharmacokinetics and Metabolism. As the dose of Cardizem tablets is increased from a daily dose of 120 mg (30 mg qid) to 240 mg (60 mg qid) daily, there is an increase in area-under-the-curve of 2.3 times. When the dose is increased from 240 mg to 360 mg daily, there is an increase in area-under-the-curve of 1.8 times.
Description: Titrating cardizem drip protocol Vasoactive Drips: A guide to starting and titrating critical care drips, Adult and Pediatric. (verify all doses, concentrations, and titration policies with MD and facility pharmacy). inadequate, a second dose may be administered after 15 minutes.
Description: Dobutamine. The same patient responds to the discontinuation of the drip and the infusion of rapid fluid bolus of 3 liters. The urine output has increased to 60 mL/hr. The cardiac monitor indicates a sinus rhythm of 89, an oxygen saturation of 96% on 40% face mask, and a blood pressure of 100/58.
Description: Diltiazem IV to Oral Dose Conversion Formula Remains a Medical Mystery. The hospital has a policy stating a patient on a diltiazem drip must go to a cluster or ICU bed, but the patient could go to a general medical floor, or even get discharged home. The total daily dose should be divided q6h.
Description: It should be noted that the Interfacility Transfer Protocol is a supplement to the Leon County Medical Protocols Vs 2.0 and requires additional training. In this light, patient care during transport can be defaulted to that delineated by the Leon County Medical Protocols Vs 2.0.
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