Thursday, September 12, 2019

IV adenosine

Q; IV push of 6-12 mg of Adenosine should ideally be given via? (select one)

A) peripheral line
B) central line

Answer: A

The recommended IV dose of 6 or 12 mg of Adenosine is recommended for rapid push via peripheral IVs. Dose should be drastically cut down to 3 or even 1 mg if central venous, particularly upper body access is used.



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