[Answer] A 10-month-old infant boy is brought to the emergency department. Your initial assessment reveals a lethargic pale infant with slow respirations and slow weak central pulses. One team member begins ventilation with a BVM with 100% O2. A second team member attaches the monitor/defibrillator and obtains vital signs while a third team member attempts to establish IV/IO access. The patient’s HR is 38/min with the rhythm (bradycardia) on the monitor. The infant’s BP is 58/38 mmHg and capillary refill is 4 seconds. His central pulses remain weak and distal pulses cannot be palpated. Chest compressions are started and IO access is obtained. Which medication do you anticipate will be given next?

Answer: epinephrine 0.01 mg/kg IV/IO
A 10-month-old infant boy is brought to the emergency department. Your initial assessment reveals a lethargic pale infant with slow respirations and slow weak central pulses. One team member begins ventilation with a BVM with 100% O2. A second team member attaches the monitor/defibrillator and obtains vital signs while a third team member attempts t…

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