Neuromuscular blocking agents — what does a nurse need to know?
Kylie L Soar
Friday, May 2, 2014
The need for clarification of what is relevant to nurses is required in order for the veterinary nurse to be able to proceed with involvement of patients using neuromuscular blocking agents (NBAs). Available veterinary literature provides information that nurses do not necessarily require, such as the pharmacological compounds of NBAs and ultimately most do not focus on the nursing side of using NBAs, such as ventilation requirements, heating aids and monitoring equipment required. This article highlights what nurses are required to be aware of when participating in NBA use, providing a condensed nursing perspective.
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