Evolving Methods and Practices to Improve Reversal of Anesthesia-Induced Paralysis
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania - Department of Nursing
The purpose of this project was to improve patient outcomes and safety by replacing reversal of anesthesia-induced paralysis from current methods to a safer more reliable technique with emphasis on neuromuscular monitoring. Supporting literature was reviewed from American, European, Asian, and Australian sources. Using a recently approved drug, sugammadex, the goal of this project was to demonstrate that sugammadex is more effective than conventional methods in eliminating the undesirable side effects associated with the conventional practice of a combination of an anticholinesterase, neostigmine, and an anticholinergic glycopyrrolate.