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|
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.