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Adrenaline and amiodarone dosages in resuscitation: Rectifying misinformation

Martin Botha, Mike Wells, Roger Dickerson, Lee Wallis, Melanie Stander

Abstract


Despite the recognition of specialists in emergency medicine and the professionalisation of prehospital emergency care, international guidelines and consensus are often ignored, and the lag between guideline publication and translation into clinical practice is protracted. South African literature should reflect the latest evidence to guide resuscitation and safe patient care. This article addresses erroneous details regarding life-saving interventions in the South African Medicines Formulary, 10th edition. 


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Martin Botha, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Mike Wells, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Roger Dickerson, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Lee Wallis, Divisions of Emergency Medicine, University of Cape Town and University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Melanie Stander, Divisions of Emergency Medicine, University of Cape Town and University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

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Keywords

SAMF; EMS; resuscitation

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2013;103(10):713-714. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.7347

Article History

Date submitted: 2013-08-05
Date published: 2013-09-03

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