NCCMAID: The Pharmacology of Aid in Dying: Video Thank you for completing the Pre-Test. Please proceed to the video: The Pharmacology and Physiology of Medical Aid in DyingAfter completing this video, please proceed to the Post-Test below. Refresh this page if you need to retake the test. All fees for CME/CE credits have been waived, courtesy of the Academy, until January 1, 2021. Name* First Last Degree* Email* Date* Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY In the early days of aid in dying in Oregon, the most commonly used medication regimen was:*DDMP2DDMASecobarbital aloneSecobarbital + amitriptylineDigitalis is often given 30 minutes before sedative medications (morphine/diazepam) because:*The enormous dosages of the sedative medications competes with the absorption of the small digitalis dosageDigitalis is a much smaller moleculeDigitalis helps stop respiration when the other medications are givenDigitalis speeds the heart up so the patients die of tachycardia after they're asleepPropranolol of D-DMP2 was changed to amitriptyline of D-DMA because:*Amitriptyline is absorbed better than propranololAmitriptyline suppresses respirationIn aid in dying, tachyarrhythmias are more quickly lethal than bradyarrhythmiasAmitriptyline causes less vomiting than propranololSeconal is no longer available in the U.S. If it were to become available again, it still might not be the best aid in dying medication because:*Seconal's taste is too bitterSeconal's only lethal effect is to stop breathing, while newer medication combinations also stop the heartSeconal has a more significant risk of seizuresSeconal causes more vomitingConsent* I certify that I have spent at least 50 minutes on this continuing education activity for 1 unit of credit.