Flashcards in Neuromuscular blockers Deck (13):
What are the two types of neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs)
What is an exaple of a depolarizing NMBA and what is it used for?
Used for rapid sequence intubation
What are some intermediate acting nondepolarizing NMBAs?
When are NMBAs indicated?
Mechanical ventilation synchrony (improve pt compliance w/ vent)
What must you have when starting/during NMBA therapy?
Adequate sedation and analgesia
What is a risk with succinylcholine?
What are the steroid-based NMBAs?
What are benzylisoquinolinum compound NMBAs?
What is a side effect of mivacurium and what is the risk with this?
What are some drugs that negatively interact with NMBAs?
What do you have to do to fight resistance to NMBAs?
Increased bolus and infusion doses to induce and maintain paralysis
How do you monitor NMBA therapy?
Train of four (peripheral nerve stimulator)