In this post I link to and excerpt from Dr. Josh Farkas outstanding chapter Vasopressors from his Internet Book Of Critical Care [Link is to the Table Of Contents].
The table below from the chapter has the usual range of dosing for each of the medications discussed in the chapter and podcast.
For the recommended concentration for each of the infusions please see:
- ASHP IV ADULT CONTINUOUS INFUSION GUIDELINES Nov 2016 from the ASHP’s* Standardize 4 Safety Initiative.
- *ASHP – American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
- This resource has suggested concentrations for emergency IV medications.
- Proposed Standard Concentrations: Pediatric IV Continuous Infusions Feb 2019 from the ASHP’s Standardize 4 Safety Initiative.
- This draft resource has suggested concentrations for emergency IV medications.
Here are excerpts to the show notes [Each link will take you directly to that part of Dr. Farkas chapter]:
- Pressor Overview
- Core agents
- Peripheral vasopressors
- Methylene Blue
- Questions & discussion
- PDF of this chapter (or create customized PDF)
The table below categorizes vasoactive medications. This might seem like a lot, but grouping drugs together into classes can simplify things.