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What does succinylcholine do?

Neuromuscular blocker

2

Standard dose of succs?

100-120mg

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What does etomidate do?

Sedative

Specifically, Etomidate is a sedative-hypnotic agent that acts directly on the gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) receptor complex, blocking neuroexcitation and producing anesthesia.

4

Standard dose of etomidate?

20mg

5

How fast do you give Etomidate?

SLAM IT!

6

How long before Etomidate starts working?

15-45 seconds

7

Typical duration of Etomidate

3-12 minutes

7

Etomidate does NOT stimulate what?

Histamine release

8

What does Norcuron do?

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9

Standard dose of Norcuron?

10mg

11

How do you draw up Norcuron?

It's powdered - mix with sterile water

12

Bronchoscope can only go through a size ___ or bigger ET tube

8

13

Which tray for surgical cric?

Trach tray

14

Which has less risk (emergent cric or emergent trach)? Why?

Cric, because of easier anatomy
(Parathyroid etc. not in the way)

15

Which can be used to cric: ET tube or shiley?

Both!

16

Type of blade for adult cric?

#10 blade

17

Type of blade for peds cric?

#15 blade

18

How is an OG tube placed after cric?

Just like normal

19

How long can cric be left?

For 7 days, but usually will be changed to trach sooner (less trauma and easier to ventilate)