Indications: Severe respiratory distress and stridor at rest and current history of upper respiratory tract infection and barking cough or recent history of barking cough.
Epinephrine: If the patient is < 8 years of age and has a HR < 200BPM and does not have an allergy or sensitivity to epinephrine administer 1 dose only of epinephrine 1:1000 via nebulizer.
If the patient is < 1 year of age and weighs < 5kg administer 0.5mg epinephrine 1:1000 via nebulizer.
If the patient is < 1 year but weighs ≥ 5kg administer 2.5mg epinephrine 1:1000 via nebulizer.
If the patient is ≥ 1 year of age but < 8 years of age administer 5mg epinephrine 1:1000 via nebulizer.
The minimum volume of fluid for nebulization is 2.5ml.
|Epinephrine (1:1,1000)||<1 yr||<1 yr||≥1 yr to <8 yrs|
|<5 kg||≥5 kg||N/A|
|Max Single Dose||0.5mg||2.5mg||5mg|
|Max No of Doses||1||1||1|