Authorized Medications

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Section 8 - MEDICATION GUIDELINES

8.00 AUTHORIZED MEDICATIONS

INTRODUCTION
The following pages contain guidelines for the medications commonly encountered by the Paramedic. They identify the name and class of the drug, a short description, indications, contraindications, precautions, and dosages. This is only a guideline to medication administration and shall not circumvent the need to refer to the appropriate Standing Order or to contact Medical Control for orders and consultation. For detailed and extensive information on each drug, refer to the Physician's Desk Reference, the Advanced Cardiac Life Support text or an emergency pre-hospital pharmacology reference.

Certain medications listed have various dosages depending on the patient's condition. Refer to the appropriate Standing Order or contact Medical Control for specific dosage information. All IV piggyback medications must be placed on a micro-gtt. solution set for field administration and if available, an infusion pump or infusion regulator MUST BE UTILIZED.

The following medications are authorized to be administered by Seminole County EMS:

Acetaminophen Ipratropium Bromide (Atrovent)
Adenosine (Adenocard) Ketorolac (Toradol)
Albuterol (Proventil) Levalbuterol HCL (Xopenex)
Aspirin (Chewable) Lidocaine HCL
Atropine Sulfate Magnesium Sulfate
Calcium Chloride Methylprednisolone (Solu-medrol)
Cimetidine (Tagamet) Midazolam (Versed)
Dextrose 10% Morphine Sulfate
Dextrose 50% Naloxone (Narcan)
Diazepam (Valium) Nitroglycerin
Diltiazem (Cardizem) Nitrous Oxide
Diphenhydramine (BENADRYL) Ondansetron Hydrochloride (Zofran)
Dopamine (Intropin) Oxygen
Epinephrine Pontocaine Ophthalmic
Famotidine (Pepcid) Promethazine (Phenergan)
Flumazenil (Romazicon) Sodium Bicarbonate
Furosemide (Lasix) Vaponefrine (Racemic Epinephrine)
Glucagon Vasopressin
Glucose (Oral) Ziprasidone (Geodon)