Diazepam

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  1. Diazepam
       Classification
    • -Anticonvulsant
    • -Benzodiazepine
    • -Sedative
  2. Diazepam
       Action
    • -Depresses the CNS
    • -Relaxes skeletal muscles
    • -Decreases pt recall (amnesic effect)
    • -Suppress seizure activity
  3. Diazepam
       Indications
    • -Seizures (status epilepticus)
    • -Sedation prior to:
    •      -synchronized cardioversion
    •      -Advanced airway placement (RSI,NT)
    •      -Transcutaneous pacing
    • -Organophosphate poisoning
  4. Diazepam
       Contraindications
    • -Shock/hypotension
    • -Head injury
    • -Acute alcohol intoxication
  5. Diazepam
       Adverse Effects
    • Cardio
    • Tachycardia
    • Bradycardia
    • Hypotension

    • Neuro
    • Dizziness
    • Drowsiness
    • Slurred speech
    • Blurred vision

    • Respiratory
    • Apnea
    • Depression
  6. Diazepam
       Seizure Activity
    • 5-10mg slow IV/IO @5mg/min
    • Titrate to suppress seizure activity
    • Max of 20mg
  7. Diazepam
       Sedation
    • 5-15mg IV/IO.
    • Titrate to adequate sedation.
    • Max of 20mg.
  8. Diazepam
       Anxiety
    • 2-5mg IM.
    • Max 20mg.
  9. Diazepam
       Severe Organophosphate Poisoning
    10mg IM (1x)
  10. Diazepam
       Pediatric
    • Seizure
    • 0.3mg/kg slow IV/IO.
    • Titrate to suppress seizure activity.
    • Rpt every 5 mins to max of 10mg.

    • 0.5mg/kg PR every 10-15 mins.
    • Max 3 doses.
  11. Diazepam
       Onset
       Duration
    • Onset
    • 1-5 mins

    • Duration
    • 2-3 hrs
  12. Diazepam
       Precautions
    -Monitor and prepare to support both airway and ventilations

    -May cause significant respiratory depression
  13. Diazepam
       Note
    May be given for focal seizures, but only if pt has an ALOC.
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