Rocuronium vs. succinylcholine in the emergency department: a critical appraisal.

@article{Mallon2009RocuroniumVS,
  title={Rocuronium vs. succinylcholine in the emergency department: a critical appraisal.},
  author={W. Mallon and S. Keim and J. Shoenberger and R. Walls},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={
          183-8
        }
}
  • W. Mallon, S. Keim, +1 author R. Walls
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of emergency medicine
  • BACKGROUND Two methods of paralysis are available for rapid sequence intubation (RSI) in the emergency department (ED): depolarizing agents such as succinylcholine, and non-depolarizing drugs such as rocuronium. Rocuronium is a useful alternative when succinylcholine is contraindicated. Contraindications to succinylcholine include allergy, history of malignant hyperthermia, denervation syndromes, and patients who are 24-48 h post burn or crush injury. Non-depolarizing drugs have the advantage… CONTINUE READING

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