Intensive Care Nurses' Knowledge about Use of Neuromuscular Blocking Agents in Patients with Respiratory Failure

Author(s): Erin N. Frazee, PharmD, Heather A. Personett, PharmD, Seth R. Bauer, PharmD, Amy L. Dzierba, PharmD, Joanna L. Stollings, PharmD, Lindsay P. Ryder, PharmD, Jennifer L. Elmer, RN, DNP, CNS, Sean M. Caples, DO, and Craig E. Daniels, MD

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Sep 01, 2019

Topics: Medication Management, Pulmonary

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

The recent increase in use of neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome is set against a backdrop of concerns about harm associated with use of these high-risk drugs. Bedside nurses play a pivotal role in the safe and effective use of these agents.


  • Identify 2 areas of needed education regarding the use of neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) in the intensive care environment.
  • Discuss 2 common methods of titration of NMBAs.
  • Describe 2 conditions that were associated with use of NMBAs.

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