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BET 2: Is the use of long-acting neuromuscular blocking agents for intubation associated with reduced provision of postintubation sedation?
  1. Luke Buswell1,
  2. Alastair Hayes1
  1. 1 Emergency Department, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK


A short cut review was conducted to assess if the use of rocuronium in the ED was associated with a decrease in the provision of postintubation sedation. Four papers were identified that presented the best evidence to answer the question. Again the studies, relevant outcomes, results and weaknesses are tabulated. All the identified studies were retrospective and there was a plethora of outcome measures used. When compared with suxamethonium, rocuronium was associated with a delayed initiation and reduced dose of postintubation sedation.

  • emergency care systems

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