Succinylcholine

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Succinylcholine
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2013-08-10 13:52:46
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  1. Succinylcholine
       (a) Name
       (b) Classification
    (a) Anectine

    • (b) Depolarizing neuromuscular blocking 
    •       agent
    •      Paralytic
  2. Succinylcholine
         Action
    Binds with cholinergic receptor sites and      causes depolarization of skeletal muscle       cells followed by paralysis by blockage of      acetylcholine
  3. Succinylcholine
       (a) Indications
       (b) Contraindications
    (a) Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI)

    • (b) Malignant hyperthermia
    •      Hypersensitivity
    •      Penetrating eye injuries
    •      Risk of hyperkalemia (burns, crush injury)
  4. Succinylcholine
         Adverse Actions
    • Cardiovascular
    •    Bradycardia
    •    Hypotension
    •    Dysrythmias

    • Respiratory
    •   Depression
    •   Bronchospasm
    •   Apnea

    • Gastrointestinal
    •    Nausea
    •    Vomiting
  5. Succinylcholine
       Administration
    1-1.5mg/kg, IV/IO/IM
  6. Succinylcholine
         Pediatrics
    1-2mg/kg, IV/IO/IM
  7. Succinylcholine
       (a) Onset
       (b) Duration
    • (a) IV-1 min
    •      IM-2-3 mins

    • (b) IV-2-3 mins
    •      IM-10-30 mins

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