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True about adrenaline in CPR-(PGI 2009)



A Can be given intratracheally

B I.V. route better than intracardiac

C Intracardiac route better than IV

D Converts coarse fibrillation into fine ones

E The dose used is 2ml containing 1 in 1000 concentration

Ans. A

Can be given intratracheally & 'B' i.e., LV. route better than intracardiac

[ReI Fundamentals of anesthesia 5lh/e p. 663-665]

a. Intravenous adrenaline is the drug of choice for CPR. It can be given intratracheally also, however the concentration

b. required is 2-2.5 time more than required for intravenous route. Intracardiac injection is not recommended as it can cause myocardial damage.

c. Adrenaline is available as I ml injection containing l mg of adrenaline in I: l 000 concentration.

d. Adrenaline converts fine fibrillation to coarse fibrillation which then respond well to defibrillation.

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