Depolarizing Neuromuscular Blocking Drugs
St. Lucie Medical Center
intubation, pharmacologic paralysis, rapid sequence intubation (RSI), succinylcholine, critical care
Emergency Medicine | Organic Chemicals | Therapeutics
Neuromuscular blocking agents are commonly used to paralyze patients requiring intubation whether in an emergency as a life-saving intervention or for a scheduled surgery and procedure. The indications for intubation during an emergency can be divided into 3 categories: failure to maintain or protect the airway, failure to adequately ventilate or oxygenate, and anticipation of a decline in clinical status.
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Gulenay M, Mathai JK. Depolarizing Neuromuscular Blocking Drugs. [Updated 2019 Oct 1]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2019 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK532996/