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.
- The definition and presentation of laryngospasm
- Potential treatments of laryngospasm
- The anatomy of the neuromuscular junction
- 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.
Watch the video and complete the quiz to earn 1.5 CE credits.
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