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2022 May-Jun

Air Med J



Postintubation Sedation After a Formulary Change From Succinylcholine to Rocuronium in a Critical Care Transport Organization.


Ender V, Leisten D, Zheng H, Dunn M, Frakes M, Cohen JE, Wilcox SR
Air Med J. 2022 May-Jun; 41(3):287-291.
PMID: 35595336.


Rocuronium is increasingly used as a first-line neuromuscular blocker (NMB) in rapid sequence intubation by transport teams. Prior work has shown that rocuronium is associated with a delay in postintubation sedation compared with intubation with succinylcholine.