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Flashcards in Vecuronium Deck (13):
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Trade name

Norcuron

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Class

Long-acting, non-depolarizing paralytic agent

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Mechanism of action

Non depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent, Skeletal muscle relaxant including ,respiratory muscles

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Indications

To facilitate intubation, to terminate laryngospasm, pro promote muscular relaxation

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Contraindications

Inability to control airway or support ventilations with oxygen and positive pressure

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Adverse effects

Apnea, dysrhythmias, transient hypotension or hypertension, tachycardia.

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Incompatibilities/ drug interactions

Non in pre hospital setting

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Routs of admin

IV/IO

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Onset of action

Onset within 2-3 min. duration of 30-45min

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Adult dose

0.1mg/kg IV/IO; repeat as needed

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Pediatric dose

0.1mg/kg IV/IO repeat as needed

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Special notes

Always sedate prior to the administration of vecuromium
Intubation and ventilatory support must be readily available, Vecuronium has no effect on consciousness or pain. Administer pain analgesics as indicated
Will not stop neuronal seizure activity. Andimister anti-convulsant as indicated
Pregnancy safety: category C

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Protocols used

E-17: RSI