Thursday, May 5, 2016

EMT Training: Respitory Emergency Medications

There are several medications that a patient can take when they are faced with a Respitory emergency. Some act differently than others. It is important for an EMT to know which one is appropriate to use and when.

So how does an Emergency Medical Technician differentiate between short acting beta 2 agonist and other respiratory medicines?

Medications that are for emergencies are fast acting. They are medications such as Buterol, Xopenex, and Bronkosol.

Medications that are not meant for emergency uses are long acting Beta 2 specific drugs (salmeterol xinafoate) that also contains a steroid (fluticasone propionate)

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