Succinylcholine is the neuromuscular blocking agent of choice in rapid sequence intubation due to its rapid onset of action and relatively rapid return of muscle tone. Emergency physicians need to be aware of the significant adverse side effects of succinylcholine and must be prepared to deal with them, including the potential for masseter spasm and malignant hyperthermia.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Emergency Medicine
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine