Course Description:

This course is worth 1.5 CE.  

Neuromuscular-blocking drugs prohibit transmission of a neural signal at the neuromuscular junction, causing paralysis of the affected skeletal muscles.

During this course, Allan Schwartz, DDS, CRNA reviews the anatomy of the neuromuscular junction and the mechanism of skeletal muscle activation (Train of Four or "TOF") for muscle movement. Dr. Schwartz also discusses steps for the use and monitoring of a neuromuscular paralytic (Succinylcholine) for the treatment of laryngospasm.

Topics Covered:

  1. The definition and presentation of laryngospasm
  2. Potential treatments of laryngospasm
  3. The anatomy of the neuromuscular junction
  4. The monitoring and documentation of paralysis

Purchase of this course grants access for one year and requires an internet connection, computer with video and audio capabilities, and in some cases, Adobe Reader to view handouts and articles. 

You can download this course and watch it anywhere using the DOCS APP. Get it on Google Play or the Apple Store.

Watch the video and complete the quiz to earn 1.5 CE credits.

Scientific support and additional resources are available here. 

340 Anesthesia and Pain Management – 1.5 hours
TOTAL HOURS:  1.5 hours

Original release date: 2/4/2021

DOCS online courses are available to the purchaser for one year from date of purchase.
No refund of course tuition is available.




Dr. Allan Schwartz
Dr. Allan Schwartz

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