Aspirin

ADULT:   

Chest pain of suspected cardiac origin

324 mg = 4 chewable 81 mg tabs orally, chewed (SO)

- No subsequent doses

PEDS:      

Not Indicated

INDICATIONS:

- Chest pain of suspected cardiac origin.

 

PRECAUTIONS / COMMENTS:

- Do not administer SO if pt. is taking anticoagulants or anti-platelet meds (examples: Coumadin / Warfarin, low dose Heparin, Lovenox, Plavix, Abciximab, Apixaban, Clopidogrel, Diabigatran, Effient, Eliquis, Pradaxa, ReoPro, Rivaroxaban, Xarelto), BHO.

 

- The patient should be given 324 mg of ASA even if the patient has taken ASA PTA.

- Taken ASA outside of 4 hours = give 324 mg ASA.

- Taken ASA with in 4 hours = give 324 mg ASA.

- Taken less than 324 mg of ASA with in 4 hours = give 324 mg ASA.

- Back pain = No ASA

- Blood Thinners = No ASA

- Recent history of Asthma = No ASA

 

 

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

- Hold if known ASA allergy.

- Do not administer if suspected dissecting aorta (Chest pain radiating to the back).

- Chest pain radiating directly to the mid back (suspected dissecting Aorta).

- Patient on Blood thinners (see above under Precautions).

Call

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