A 49 year old female patient presents to a clinic complaining of dizziness and feeling “Not quite right”, she has sinus bradycardia at a rate of 44 beats/min. Atropine was ineffective and the clinic’s monitor is unable to be used as a transcutaneous pacer. Dopamine is not available. What is the recommended dose for an epinephrine infusion for this patient?
The correct answer is:
B. 2-10 mcg/minute
Providers should start an Epinephrine infusion at a dose of 2-10 mcg/minute and titrate the drug to patient response.