Atropine and Bradycardia

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Atropine and Bradycardia

Question and answer: The JRCALC guidelines state that atropine should NOT be given to treat bradycardia in suspected hypothermia. It is not appropriate to use atropine in this situation. We know that atropine is unlikely to work, as it is the hypothermia that needs treating by way of warming up the patient and that the bradycardia is likely to be caused by the hypothermia.

Status: Complete

Date posted: July 11, 2018

Date resolved: July 11, 0018

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