Succinylcholine: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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    00:00 So let's wrap up this video series.

    00:03 Neuromuscular blockers cause extreme skeletal relaxation or paralysis, including the diaphragm.

    00:10 Patients on NMB's require ventilator support or mechanical ventilation because that skeletal muscle of diaphragm is paralyzed and they can't breathe on their own.

    00:21 Neuromuscular blockers compete with acetylcholine for the nicotinic M receptors.

    00:26 That patient is completely paralyzed but fully conscious.

    00:29 Sedative should always be given for neuromuscular blockers.

    00:33 And succinylcholine is often used in surgery for intubations.

    00:38 Now, the possible adverse effect with succinylcholine, are increased potassium, postoperative muscle pain and the most life threatening one of malignant hyperthermia.

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    The lecture Succinylcholine: In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN is from the course Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) Medications (Nursing).

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     Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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