Why should you monitor NMBAs (NeuroMuscular Blocking Agents) or NMT (NeuroMuscular Transmission)?

Even moderate Post Operative Residual Curarization (PORC) decreases chemoreceptor sensitivity to hypoxia. PORC is associated with impairment of muscles of the upper pharynx and upper oesophagus leading to regurgitation and aspiration. Reduced upper airway volume or partial airway collapse Significant risk factor for the development of pulmonary complications – increased morbidity and mortality Research shows…

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