Title

Depolarizing Neuromuscular Blocking Drugs

Division

East Florida

Hospital

St. Lucie

Document Type

Manuscript

Publication Date

10-1-2019

Keywords

intubation, pharmacologic paralysis, rapid sequence intubation (RSI), succinylcholine, critical care

Disciplines

Emergency Medicine | Organic Chemicals | Therapeutics

Abstract

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.

Publisher or Conference

StatPearls

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