Emergency Drug Calculator


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  • Perform 100-120 chest compressions/minute of 1/3 to 1/2 of chest width, with animal lying on its side.
  • Ventilate intubated dogs and cats at a rate of 10 breaths per minute.
  • For mouth-to-snout ventilation, maintain a compression-to-ventilation ratio of 30-2.
  • Perform CPR in 2-minute cycles, switching the person performing the compressions with each cycle.
  • Administer vasopressors every 3 to 5 minutes during CPR.
Drug Condition Dose Range Drug Dosage Dose Volume (ml)
Atropine sulfate
0.54 mg/ml
bradycardia 0.02mg/kg IV, IM
Glycopyrrolate
0.2 mg/ml
bradyarrhythmias 0.011 mg/kg IV or IM
Calcium gluconate
100 mg/ml
hypocalcemia 94-140 mg/kg slow IV
IV Fluids
1x maint
Maintenance (30cc x kg) + 70cc IV
IV Fluids
1.5x maint
1.5x Maintenance (30cc x kg) + 70cc IV x 1.5
IV Fluids
2x maint
2x Maintenance (30cc x kg) + 70cc IV x 2
IV Fluids
Shock
Shock 90mL/kg IV
Hetastarch colloid 1mL/kg/hr;
max 20mL/kg/24hrs
VetStarch 6%
130/0.4 in 0.9% NaCl
colloid 20ml/kg,
initial 10-20ml slow
Hypertonic Saline
7.2%
hypovolemic shock 4 mls/kg single bolus
Dexamethasone
4 mg/ml
shock 0.5-3 mg/kg IV
Diazepam
5 mg/ml
seizure 0.25mg/kg IV
Dobutamine CRI
12.5 mg/ml
inotrope
0.06-0.60mg/kg/hr
@ 1 ml/kg/hr
Fluid Size
Dopamine CRI
40 mg/ml
severe hypotension 0.12-0.60mg/kg/hr
@ 1 ml/kg/hr
Fluid Size
Doxapram
20 mg/ml
respiratory stimulant 5-10mg/kg IV
Epinephrine (High)
1 mg/ml
asystole 0.1-0.2mg/kg IV
repeat Q3-5min
Epinephrine (Low)
1 mg/ml
asystole 0.01-0.02mg/kg IV
repeat Q3-5min
Lidocaine HCL
20 mg/ml
antiarrhythmic 1mg/kg bolus slow IV
Amiodarone
50 mg/ml
antiarrhythmic 5mg/kg IV
Vassopressin
20 units/ml
antiarrhythmic 0.8U/kg IV
Mannitol
20% (200mg/ml)
cerebral edema 0.5-1.5g/kg IV
over 10-20min
Naloxone HCL
0.4 mg/ml
opioid reversal 0.01-0.04 mg/kg IV,IM
Sodium Bicarb
8.2%, 1 mEq/ml
metabolic acidosis 1 mEq/kg IV,
then 0.5mEq/kg Q15min

Intratracheal Doses

Naloxone
0.4mg/ml
Atropine
0.54mg/ml
Vassopressin
20U/ml
Epinephrine
1mg/ml
Lidocaine
20mg/ml