Protocol: Endotracheal Medications
Original Effective Date: 01/01/2001 | Revised Date: 01/01/2002
Medications may be administered via endotracheal tube when IV access is
not available or delayed. IV route is preferred.
- Medications to be given via endotracheal tube should be given using the following procedure:
- Stop / disconnect artificial ventilation (BVM or Ventilator)
- Stop CPR compressions (if being performed)
- Inject the appropriate medications into the ETT
- Quickly re-attach appropriate device and ventilate patient.
- Quickly resume CPR if appropriate.
- Medications that may be given via ETT and their appropriate doses are:
|Naloxone||0.4-4.0 mg||0.01 mg/kg up to 2.0 mg|
|Atropine||1.0 mg||0.02 mg/kg diluted 3-5cc|
|Epinephrine||2.0 mg||0.1 mg(0.1cc)/kg|
|Lidocaine||2X IV dose||2X IV Dose|
|Diazepam||2X IV dose||2X IV Dose|
- Add Normal Saline for dilution of medication:
- Adults: Total 10cc's
- Pediatic: Total 5cc's
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