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Applied Clinical Education

Preventing Residual Neuromuscular Blockade and Ensuring Complete Recovery: A Discussion and Demonstration Using Simulation

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Overview / Abstract:

Upon completion of this activity, participants will have improved their ability to:

1. Identify patients at risk for residual neuromuscular blockade (RNMB)
2. Appraise the roles of subjective and objective train-of-four monitoring in reducing the risk of RNMB
3. Employ an appropriate RNMB reversal agent and dose in patients with comorbid conditions
4. Discuss strategies to improve perioperative patient safety for moderate and deep neuromuscular blockade


Feb 28, 2020


Nursing CNE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME


Monograph, Online

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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Torin D. Shear, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Evanston Hospital
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Evanston, Illinois

Glenn Murphy, MD
Clinical Professor
Evanston Hospital
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Evanston, Illinois

Mark Welliver, DNP, CRNA, ARNP
Associate Professor of Professional Practice
School of Nurse Anesthesia
Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, Texas
Director of Research and Clinical Staff Member
SunBelt Anesthesia Services, LLC
Jacksonville, Florida

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Merck & Co, Inc.

Keywords / Search Terms

Applied Clinical Education anesthesiologists, certified registered nurse anesthetists, anesthesiology assistants, residual neuromuscular blockade, train-of-four monitoring, perioperative patient safety Free CE CME

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