Hope you had a good week.
Would you know what a Neuromuscular blockade (SESSIONS 13)
is used for, if your patient had it ordered?
Here are some helpful hints :
- Follow MD orders
Neuroblockades are paralysing agents. They are typically used in the Critical care setting or in OR. Patients who have traumatic injuries and require ventilatory support for lung problems such as ARDS may require NMB. When patients are put to sleep in the OR, NMBs are used. They cause paralysis of all the muscles in the body.
-They should NEVER be given without VENTILATORY SUPPORT
- patients need monitoring if neuromuscular blockades are being used.
- SEDATION should always accompany the use of NMB drugs.
Patients who are given NMBs without sedation have related terrible experiences. Some felt like
they were buried alive.
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and enjoy reading topics such as Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome(Chapter5).