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Depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent
Short acting depolarizing skeletal muscle relaxant used to facilitate ET Intubation
Mechanism of Action
Short acting depolarizing skeletal muscle relaxant. Combines with cholinergic receptors in the motor nerves to cause depolarization, thus inhibiting neuromuscular transmission and blocks Acetylcholine.
Onset of Action
Onset: 30-60sec (IV) 2-3min (IM)
Duration: 2-3min (IV) 10-30min (IM)
Achieve paralysis to initiate ET Intubation
Penetrating eye injury
Pt w/ history of narrow angle Glaucoma
Persons skilled in ET Intubations present
Emergency resuscitative drugs available
Cardiac arrest and ventricular dysrhythmias have been present in severe crush and burn pts